Because of Winn Dixie

by Kate DiCamillo

 

 

 

Because of Winn Dixie tells the story of ten-year old Opal. She has just moved to Naomi, Florida with her preacher father. On an errand to the grocery store Opal finds a large, ugly, homeless dog. Opal is immediately attached to the dog whom she names Winn Dixie after the grocery store where she finds him. Together they make friends with Otis, an ex-convict who runs the local pet store; Miss Fanny, the librarian who has a desk full of "Litmus Lozenges" a type of candy which her great grandfather invented; and Gloria Dump, the lady the local children think of as a witch because of her jungle-like yard. This book will make you laugh as Opal and Winn Dixie make friends with these very likable characters in this small southern town.

 

Sample Page from Because of Winn Dixie Book Unit

 

Activities

bpaw.gif (102 bytes)About the Author

bpaw.gif (102 bytes)Recipes

bpaw.gif (102 bytes)Parrots

bpaw.gif (102 bytes)Alcohol

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bpaw.gif (102 bytes)Dog Nutrition

bpaw.gif (102 bytes)Single Parent Families

bpaw.gif (102 bytes)War Books

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