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Because of Winn-Dixie | [Kate DiCamillo]

Because of Winn-Dixie

When 10-year-old India Opal Buloni moves to Naomi, Florida, with her preacher father, she doesn't know what to expect. She is lonely at first, that is until she meets Winn-Dixie, a stray dog who helps her make some unusual friends. Because of Winn-Dixie, Opal begins to let go of some of her sadness and finds she has a whole lot to be thankful for.
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Publisher's Summary

When 10-year-old India Opal Buloni moves to Naomi, Florida, with her preacher father, she doesn't know what to expect. She is lonely at first, that is until she meets Winn-Dixie, a stray dog who helps her make some unusual friends. Because of Winn-Dixie, Opal begins to let go of some of her sadness and finds she has a whole lot to be thankful for.

A 2001 Newbery Medal Honor Book and now a major motion picture from Twentieth Century Fox.

©2000 Kate DiCamillo; (P)2001 Random House, Inc. Listening Library, an imprint of the Random House Audio Publishing Group

What the Critics Say

  • Newbery Honor Book, 2001
  • Book Sense Book of the Year Award Winner, Children's Literature, 2001

"Tony Award-winning actress Cherry Jones delivers a superb first-person narration that brings the charming 10-year-old daughter of the Open Arms Baptist Church preacher to life....A stellar audio interpretation of a Newbery Honor book!" (AudioFile)
"DiCamillo's debut novel, a 2001 Newbery Honor Book, percolates with heartfelt emotion and eccentric Southern color as superbly performed by Tony Award-winning actress Jones....This is a top-notch treatment of an award-winning tale." (Publishers Weekly)

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    "Heart Warming Book"

    "Because of Winn-Dixie" is a heart warming book that leaves a wonderful feeling in your heart for a long time. The reader does an excellent job in bringing the characters to life to the point where you are able to relate to them in one way or another. I strongly recommend this book to readers of all ages.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Anne Kalama, WA, United States 08-22-10
    Anne Kalama, WA, United States 08-22-10
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    "This one rocks!"

    What can you say about Cherry Jones? She is a fantastic narrator for this story. This is one of those books for which hearing it narrated is far better than reading the text yourself. Your kids will love this.

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    Doggy Bird Glen Ridge, NJ USA 12-25-13
    Doggy Bird Glen Ridge, NJ USA 12-25-13 Member Since 2015

    Avid reader of classics and fiction, history and well-written genre novels. Music lover and huge audiobook fan.

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    "Family Favorite"

    We originally purchased this audiobook on cassette tape when it was first published and my now grownup daughter was a child. We have gone through multiple copies and given it as a gift to all of the children in the family. Most recently my husband and I listened to it together on a car trip and laughed out loud and then were moved to tears (…okay, I was moved to tears, but he did laugh out loud during the funny parts). Not only is this a wonderful story, the narration is among the very best I have heard. Obviously Cherry Jones is a very renowned actress, but many actresses lack the talent to give a book the transcendent quality that she has given this story. I can't believe anyone could listen to it and not be drawn in to listen till it ends. The reading is so moving, and the story is both realistic and yet hopeful. One of our very favorite books and a truly exceptional narration.

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    "Fabulously read! Lovely soft accent. Precious book"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Because of Winn-Dixie to be better than the print version?

    The audio version of Because of Winn Dixie is so much better than any printed version could be for one reason: the soft Southern accent of the protagonist is winsome and gentle, and conveys deeply-felt emotions in a way that took me by surprise. I purchased this for my 3rd grader, but it ended up being heard by my Kindergartener, my 5th grader, and myself one Saturday morning as we folded laundry together. Once all the clothes were folded, we sat down dumbfounded at the table to head the rest, breaking only to munch on snacks. The worldview of the book is that all people matter, and all people deserve a second chance. It was not lost on my children. It needed no explanation by me.


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    Tracy Prince George, BC, Canada 10-16-08
    Tracy Prince George, BC, Canada 10-16-08
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    "A really good book!"

    I really love this book. I even shared it with my class and we all fell in love with it. We watched the movie too and had a Winn-Dixie party. I recommend it to all my friends - and you too. Kate DiCamillo is a great writer.

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    Jennifer New Prague, MN, USA 12-21-06
    Jennifer New Prague, MN, USA 12-21-06
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    "Couldn't put it down!"

    We really enjoyed listening to Winn-Dixie. Our youngest is enrolled in a reading program through school and needed an easier way to be comfortable with reading the 'big books' they are into now. This helps out a lot and is really boosting his confidence! Thanks Audible!

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    Miriam Chevy Chase, MD, USA 10-06-05
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    "Lovely story, well read"

    A lovely story for adults as well as children. Cherry Jones reads it beautifully, her accent and tone just right for the various characters.

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    "It was really nice"

    I really enjoyed it and the narrator speaks very clearly and cheerfully!👍I also likes the music at the begging and the end!

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    My daughter and I really enjoyed listening to this book. She is ten and had to read the book for an assignment. The narration makes you feel like you are a part of the story.

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    A good story. Narrator is fitting, with southern accent. Would love to read a sequel.

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