Because of Winn-Dixie


Opal Buloni isn’t to know that her inspiration to rescue Winn-Dixie will unlock the lives of those around her. Because of Winn-Dixie Opal discovers the neighbourhood and the truth. What’s more, Because of Winn-Dixie, the neighbourhood unburdens itself of its past, its grievances, hurts and loneliness. What might be revealed?

This is masterpiece storytelling. Because of Winn-Dixie is a Bookwagon MUST read title.

Newbery Award winner

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Because of Winn-Dixie

Kate Di Camillo


Bookwagon would not be honest to its maxim of only selecting books we have read and loved, if Because of Winn-Dixie was not included in our selection. We adore this book. However, we were completely unaware of the Winn-Dixie supermarket chain until a Florida holiday. In fact, this bookseller waved to everyone. It cannot be confirmed that it was in hope of a glimpse of a large, lolloping dog.
Opal Buloni, little realises the difference to her life that this stray dog will make to her life when she rescues it from her local supermarket. It seems this dog, whom she names after the place where she finds him, affects everyone else in her new parish town. In fact, just look at what happens to  her grieving preacher father. Then again, consider the  host of other ill-sorted, lonely characters. It seems as though this wacky, weighty, warm and deservedly Newbery award winning story is a prize. Kate DiCamillo writes the sort of stories that every reader needs. Just think about The Tiger Rising, for example. Therefore, whether aloud on a French summer staircase with two little boys, or curled up alone on the sofa, Bookwagon urges you to read Because of Winn-Dixie. This is a Bookwagon necessity.



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