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Because of Winn-Dixie
by Kate DiCamillo

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Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo Overview

Kate DiCamillo’s beloved, best-selling debut novel is now available in a paperback digest edition. Kate DiCamillo’s first published novel, like Winn-Dixie himself, immediately proved to be a keeper — a New York Times bestseller, a Newbery Honor winner, the inspiration for a popular film, and most especially, a cherished classic that touches the hearts of readers of all ages Kate DiCamillo’s beloved, best-selling debut novel is now available in a paperback digest edition. Kate DiCamillo’s first published novel, like Winn-Dixie himself, immediately proved to be a keeper — a New York Times bestseller, a Newbery Honor winner, the inspiration for a popular film, and most especially, a cherished classic that touches the hearts of readers of all ages. It’s now available in a paperback digest format certain to bring this tale’s magic to an even wider circle of fans. The summer Opal and her father, the preacher, move to Naomi, Florida, Opal goes into the Winn-Dixie supermarket--and comes out with a dog. A big, ugly, suffering dog with a sterling sense of humor. A dog she dubs Winn-Dixie. Because of Winn-Dixie, the preacher tells Opal ten things about her absent mother, one for each year Opal has been alive. Winn-Dixie is better at making friends than anyone Opal has ever known, and together they meet the local librarian, Miss Franny Block, who once fought off a bear with a copy of WAR AND PEACE. They meet Gloria Dump, who is nearly blind but sees with her heart, and Otis, an ex-con who sets the animals in his pet shop loose after hours, then lulls them with his guitar.Opal spends all that sweet summer collecting stories about her new friends and thinking about her mother. But because of Winn-Dixie or perhaps because she has grown, Opal learns to let go, just a little, and that friendship—and forgiveness—can sneak up on you like a sudden summer storm.

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About Because of Winn-Dixie Description

Kate DiCamillo, the newly named National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature for 2014–2015, says about stories, “When we read together, we connect. Together, we see the world. Together, we see one another.” Born in Philadelphia, the author lives in Minneapolis, where she faithfully writes two pages a day, five days a week. Kate DiCamillo's own journey is something of a dream come true. After

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Original Title Because of Winn-Dixie ISBN 0763616052 (ISBN13: 9780763616052 ) Edition Language English Characters Winn-Dixie, India Opal Buloni, Otis, Miss Franny Block, Gloria Dump...more , The Preacher, Amanda Wilkinson...less setting Florida (United States) Literary Awards Newbery Honor (2001), Book Sense Book of the Year Award for Children's Literature (2001), Josette Frank Award (2001), Mark Twain Award (2003), Texas Bluebonnet Award (2002) ...more Rebecca Caudill Young Reader's Book Award Nominee (2002), South Carolina Book Award for Children's Book Award (2003), Charlotte Award (2002), Nene Award (2005), Maryland Black-Eyed Susan Book Award for Grade 4-6 (2002), Massachusetts Children's Book Award (2002), Keystone to Reading Book Award for Intermediate (2003), Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children's Book Award (2002), Sunshine State Young Readers Award for Grades 3-5 (2001), Pacific Northwest Library Association Young Reader's Choice Award for Junior (2003), Charlie May Simon Children's Book Award (2002), New Mexico Land of Enchantment Award for Children's (2003), The Judy Lopez Memorial Award for Children's Literature Honor (2001), Chapman Award for Shared Reading Nominee for Fiction (2000), Washington State Sasquatch Award (2003), Oklahoma Sequoyah Award for Children (2003) ...less (77)