Because of Winn-Dixie

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Because of Winn-Dixie
Written by Kate DiCamillo
Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0763625582
ISBN-13: 9780763625580
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Because of Winn-Dixie

author: Kate DiCamillo

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. Available in a delightful tie-in edition, here is the original Newbery Honor-winning book that inspired the major motion picture.
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BECAUSE OF WINN-DIXIE film artwork copyright 2005 by Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All rights reserved.
Celebrate Kate DiCamillo's beloved, best-selling story with this irresistible movie tie-in!
suggested retail price (U.S.):
$6.99
isbn-10/isbn-13:
0763625582 / 9780763625580
pub date:
12/2004
type/format:
Middle-grade Novel / Paperback
age range:
8 yrs - 12 yrs
# of pages/size:
192 / 5 1/8" x 7 5/8"
grade range:
Grade 3 - Grade 7
 
subjects:
Fiction; Animals; Social Issues;
author’s comments:
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."
 
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