A good read. The greatest takeaway from this book is the lesson - "There ain't no way you can hold on to something that wants to go, you understand. Kianiyah No this is a great book not a good book. But this is not my favorite book. My favorite Because of Winn-Dixie is such a beautiful and enchanting book. Resources for this book. SAVE TO LIST. LIST PRICE $ YOU SAVE.
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I think I will go read it again right now. No small feat, even for a superhero like DiCamillo. This well-crafted, realistic, and heartwarming story will be read and reread as a new favorite deserving a long-term place on library shelves.
And it's funny, too. A real gem. 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.
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. As a result, I was suffering from a serious case of 'dog withdrawal.
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The book is I hope a hymn of praise to dogs, friendship, and the South. My name is India Opal Buloni, and last summer my daddy, the preacher, sent me to the store for a box of macaroni-and-cheese, some white rice, and two tomatoes and I came back with a dog.
This is what happened: I walked into the produce section of the Winn-Dixie grocery store to pick out my two tomatoes and I almost bumped right into the store manager. He was standing there all red-faced, screaming and waving his arms around. There were just a lot of vegetables rolling around on the floor, tomatoes and onions and green peppers.
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And there was what seemed like a whole army of Winn-Dixie employees running around waving their arms just the same way the store manager was waving his. And then the dog came running around the corner. He was a big dog. And ugly. And he looked like he was having a real good time. His tongue was hanging out and he was wagging his tail. He skidded to a stop and smiled right at me. I had never before in my life seen a dog smile, but that is what he did.
He pulled back his lips and showed me all his teeth. Then he wagged his tail so hard that he knocked some oranges off a display, and they went rolling everywhere, mixing in with the tomatoes and onions and green peppers.
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The manager screamed, "Somebody grab that dog! He stood up on his hind legs. You could tell that all he wanted to do was get face to face with the manager and thank him for the good time he was having in the produce department, but somehow he ended up knocking the manager over. And the manager must have been having a bad day, because lying there on the floor, right in front of everybody, he started to cry.
The dog leaned over him, real concerned, and licked his face. And maybe stupid, too. I said, "Here, Winn-Dixie. The manager sat up and gave me a hard stare, like maybe I was making fun of him. I started walking and he followed along behind me as I went out of the produce department and down the cereal aisle and past all the cashiers and out the door.
He was big, but skinny; you could see his ribs. Mostly, he looked like a big piece of old brown carpet that had been left out in the rain. He did that thing again, where he pulled back his lips and showed me his teeth. He smiled so big that it made him sneeze. Because of Winn-Dixie. Copyright c Kate DiCamillo. Candlewick Press, Inc. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?
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A National Book Award Finalist 'It deals with the tough issues of death, grieving, and the great accompanying sadness, and has enough layers to embrace any reader. A Newbery Medal Winner 'A terrific, bravura performance. A Newbery Medal Winner 'Eccentric characters, snappy prose and the fantastical plot give this delightful novel a giddy, over-the-top patina, but the core is big and hopeful, contemplative and bursting with heart.
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Format: Paperback Verified Purchase. I knew she liked dogs and the reviews were great. Love the author too. I also read the book and it has so much charm, the main character has so much heart and vulnerability and curiosity. I can see why she loved it. A must buy for any young girl!
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. You don't have to have a child to read this book. If you do, though, read it together. It is a wonderful book with an uplifting message how everyone has loneliness in them.
But, you can get over loneliness and help others get over their loneliness without realize you are creating a web of friendships of people who then become friends with each other. Have a party, invite me. I'll bring the potato salad and juggle. Opal, the female protagonist, is one of the most endearing characters I have ever read.
I absolutely loved this book and have gone on to read other books written by Kate DiCamillo.