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Because of Winn-Dixie

Written & illustrated by Kate DiCamillo
Published by Candlewick Press
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One summer’s day, ten-year-old India Opal Buloni goes down to the local supermarket for some groceries – and comes home with a dog. But Winn-Dixie is no ordinary dog. It’s because of Winn-Dixie that Opal begins to make friends. And it’s because of Winn-Dixie that she finally dares to ask her father about her mother, who left when Opal was three. In fact, as Opal admits, just about everything that happens that summer is because of Winn-Dixie. Featuring a new cover illustration by E. B. Lewis.

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Who Wrote Because of Winn-Dixie

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Kate DiCamillo

Kate DiCamillo is the celebrated author of many books for children, including Flora & Ulysses and The Tale of Despereaux, both of which received Newbery Medals. A former National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, she lives in Minneapolis

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Where does Winn-Dixie’s name come from?
  1. The town Opal moved from
  2. The supermarket Opal found him in
  3. The name was on his collar
  4. Opal’s made it up
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