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Because of Winn-Dixie

  Author(s) & Illustrator(s): Kate DiCamillo

  Edition: Paperback -- Plot Summary and Book Review

Because of Winn-Dixie (Paperback)    

  • "Because of Winn-Dixie" by Kate DiCamillo, a 2001 Newbery Honor book, tells a heartwarming story about love, friendship and tolerance. Main characters of the realistic fiction book are Opal Buloni, a 10-year-old girl, and Winn-Dixie, the dog she has found in the town grocery store. Opal has just moved to Naomi, Florida with her preacher father. Her mother left them seven years ago. Because of Winn-Dixie, Opal makes new friends. Among them are Gloria Dump, a kind old lady called a witch by children, Miss Franny Block, a librarian who loves to tell stories, and Otis, a pet shop worker who plays music to animals. These quirky characters are part of the charm of the chapter book. "Because of Winn-Dixie" appeals to children in 4th grade through 7th grade.
  • Reading Level: Children in 4th grade through 7th grade
  • Paperback, 192 pages
  • ISBN: 0763616052
  • Publisher: Candlewick
  • Genre: Fiction - Realistic Fiction
  • Book Themes: Animals, Friendship
  • Chapter Books

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