Because of Winn-Dixie

Because of Winn-Dixie

Book - 2004
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Ten-year-old India Opal Buloni describes her first summer in the town of Naomi, Florida, and all the good things that happen to her because of her big ugly dog Winn-Dixie.
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 2004, c2000
Edition: 1st paperback ed
ISBN: 9780763625580
0763625582
9780763616052
0763616052
9780763607760
0763607762
Characteristics: 182 p., [8] p. of plates : col. ill. ; 19 cm

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11lbh09
Nov 18, 2018

"Because of Winn-Dixie" is a wonderful book. The writing is impeccable; simple elegance. The book is written with integrity and authenticity, and without pretension. The dog, Winn-Dixie, is adorable. The other characters are idiosyncratic, intriguing, and real. The dialogue is clear and authentic. The story (including the ending) flows and rings true.
The author shares feelings that are intrinsic in the human experience: sadness and happiness; loneliness and belonging; rejection and friendship; grief and compassion; hope and acceptance.
Ms. DiCamillo has deservedly received two Newberry Medals. "Because of Winn-Dixie" was (only) a Newberry Honor Book, but may be her best and most enduring work.
This a great book for family reading, especially if one has a child or grandchild in grade school. A gift for all ages.

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faranakfahimipour
Jul 19, 2018

this is a very moving book it makes you feel happy and sad. my favorite part was how she found win-dixxie

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snowingpiano
Jul 07, 2018

This book was overall very good. The theme was very good, and the characters were well built. You yourself could feel connected to those people in the town. There was a little humor in the story, and the happy ending makes you feel warm inside. I wish this book could've had more action or more drama, but it is a great book.

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Jasmeet123
Feb 10, 2018

It’s such an adventurous book, I love how interesting the story is!!

sarahbru17 Jul 23, 2017

Characters: 10/10
Plot: 10/10
Writing: 10/10
Always a classic. What a fantastic children's book.

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kellkirk
Sep 14, 2016

Because of Winn-Dixie is a sweet, heart felt novel. Mrs. DeCamillo writes about a girl-dog bond, and this Newberry Honor Book reads quickly, but no tween should miss the story inside this book that features a girl full of sorrow, seeking friendship, and a loyal canine companion.

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Angelica_7
Aug 19, 2016

I LIKE THIS BOOK, I LIKE THE DOG IN THE STORY AND THE BOY, HE IS SO NICE. THEY GO TO THE LIBRARY TOGETHER AND THEY FACED MANY PROBLEMS TOGETHER THEY HAVE A GOOD FRIENDSHIP.

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Jamaka_88
Aug 16, 2016

Nice coming of age story in a time when kids had to grow up quickly. Each chapter adds another thing or person to deal with and this book ends in a very heart warming way. This book proves that having a dog can help a person with life.

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blue_horse_2854
Jun 01, 2016

I'm still reading the book, but, I watched the movie and loved it! <3 Great for kids ages 6 and up or so. It's a Disney movie so little kids under 6 could watch the movie. (I wouldn't try reading it though they might not sit still XD) Great book/movie none the less. ^.^ I recommend it to anyone who is a dog or animal lover or just a kid looking for a thrilling book. It's a little scary sometimes, but, I'm glad that Opal, the main character, gets friends because of Winn-Dixie. (And I don't think they should call Winn-Dixie ugly because he's really cute <3)

PimaLib_Kids Mar 21, 2016

I liked the part when Winn Dixie the dog smiled at a girl at the store named Winn Dixie. Jennifer, age 8.

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lms Mar 17, 2008

10 year old Opal Buloni moves to Florida. She is lonely, angry and sad until she meets a stray dog called Winn-Dixie, who helps her regain optimisim.

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Mum_of_2
Mar 24, 2012

"Gloria says that you can't hold on to anything. That you can only love what you've got while you've got it".

(DiCamillo,K. p.167)

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