Because of Winn-Dixie Author:Kate DiCamillo Ten-year-old India Opal Buloni describes her first summer in the town of Naomi, Florida, and all the good things that happen to her because of her big ugly dog Winn-Dixie. Newbery Award winner.
This book is about a girl named Opal whose goes to the supermarket (winn-dixie) and find a friend who she names winn- dixie, since this dog has been with her she is happier and is solving long term issues.
This was the first book i read cover to cover. This book started it all. I was only in the 5th grade, the school was giving these books out for free and i love it. I owe every reading expirience i have to this book. Its a very good book, if it could captivate my mind at 10 years old.
I read this book aloud with my daughter and we laughed out loud many times. It is heart warming, and healing. We have since read all of DiCamillo's books together, and she is one of my favorite authors.