Because of Winn-Dixie: Movie Tie-In
Because of Winn-Dixie: Movie Tie-In  -     By: Kate DiCamillo
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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 192
Vendor: Candlewick Press
Dimensions: 7.66 X 5.03 X 0.55 (inches)
ISBN: 0763625582
ISBN-13: 9780763625580
Ages: 8-12

Publisher's Description

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.

Author Bio

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."

Editorial Reviews

Poignant and delicately told.
—New York Times Book Review, The

A heartfelt story that is sure to touch a chord with readers.
—School Library Journal Best Books of the Year

...[E]xquisitely crafted first novel. Each chapter possesses an arc of its own and reads almost like a short story in its completeness; yet the chapters add up to much more than a sum of their parts. . . This bittersweet tale of contemporary life in a small Southern town will hold readers rapt.
—Publishers Weekly, starred review

This well-crafted, realistic, and heartwarming story will be read and reread as a new favorite deserving a long-term place on library shelves.
—School Library Journal, starred review

Brush strokes of magical realism elevate this beyond a simple story of friendship to a well-crafted tale of community and fellowship, of sweetness, sorrow, and hope. And it's funny, too. A real gem.
—Kirkus Reviews, starred review

The books' truthfulness is what makes it so powerful. People can identify with the fact that everyone sort of isolates themselves because of a misconnection or a loss or whatever is in their lives.
—Newsday

It's the kind of book people love and tell their friends to read.
—Washington Post

DiCamillo doesn't shy from bad things, and while she validates a child's sense of grief and loss, she also hold open life's possibilities.
—Star Tribune

Both kids and grown-ups love it . . . it's a great read-aloud book . . . it has scooped up numerous awards . . . it's an unforgettable story about making friends . . .
—Orlando Sentinel

. . . carefully touches on big issues: abandonment, loneliness, empathy and belonging.
—San Francisco Chronicle

an enchanting little book with a touch of magic, a cast of great characters, and a lot of real life and wisdom.
—Star Tribune

A gentle book about good people coming together to combat lonliness and heartache—with a little canine assistance.
—Horn Book Guide, The

Children will enjoy Opal's abiding humor and Winn-Dixie's disarming and endearing ways, and the funny and important things that happen when the two of them get together.
—Five Owls, Book of Merit

It's rare to recommend a book for all ages but here we have BECAUSE OF WINN-DIXIE by Kate DiCamillo.
—Teaching K-8

A tale not just about a dog found in a grocery store; it's also about the healing power of truth.
—Boston Globe

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