Because of Winn-Dixie

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Candlewick Press, 2004 - Juvenile Fiction - 182 pages
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Kate DiCamillo's beloved, best-selling story is now one of the biggest family movie events of 2005--celebrate with this irresistible movie tie-in!
One summer day, Opal goes into a supermarket and comes out with a scraggly dog that she names Winn-Dixie. Because of Winn-Dixie, her preacher father finally tells her ten things about her absentee mother, and Opal makes lots of unusual friends in her quirky Florida town. And because of Winn-Dixie, Opal grows to learn that friendship -- and forgiveness -- can sneak up on you like a sudden storm. Now available in a delightful tie-in edition, here is the original Newbery Honor-winning book that inspired the major motion picture.
BECAUSE OF WINN-DIXIE film artwork copyright 2005 by Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All rights reserved.

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User Review  - bl200329 - LibraryThing

Because of Winn-Dixie is a great read for girls that love story's about dogs. A little girl name Opal and her father which is a preacher that moves to a small town in Florida. Winn Dixie is a name of ... Read full review

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Opal and her preacher father move to small town in Florida. There she becomes the owner of a scruffy stray dog she names Winn Dixie. Opal and Winn Dixie become very close, and their bond works magic with other townspeople they grow to know. Rated PG 106 minutes Read full review

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Kate DiCamillo says of writing BECAUSE OF WINN-DIXIE, "I was living in an apartment where no dogs were allowed. As a result, I was suffering from a serious case of 'dog withdrawal.' One night, before I went to sleep, I heard this little girl's voice (with a Southern accent) say, 'I have a dog named Winn-Dixie.' When I woke up the next morning, the voice was still talking, and I started writing down what India Opal Buloni was telling me. The book is (I hope) a hymn of praise to dogs, friendship, and the South.