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Funny and poignant, this 2001 Newbery Honor novel captures life in a quirky Southern town as Opal and her mangy dog, Winn-Dixie, strike up friendships among the locals.
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.
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Kate DiCamillo is the author of many beloved books for young readers, including Flora and Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures and The Tale of Despereaux, both of which received a Newbery Medal; also The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane; The Magician's Elephant; The Tiger Rising; and the bestselling Mercy Watson series. Kate DiCamillo lives in Minneapolis, USA.
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