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Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo

Because of Winn-Dixie

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Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo
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Dec 28, 2004 | 148 Minutes
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    Dec 08, 2015 | ISBN 9780763680862 | Middle Grade (8-12)

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    Dec 28, 2004 | 148 Minutes | Middle Grade (8-12)

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    Dec 28, 2004 | 148 Minutes | Middle Grade (8-12)

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Praise

This well-crafted, realistic, and heartwarming story will be read and reread as a new favorite deserving a long-term place on library shelves.
—School Library Journal (starred review)
 
Brush strokes of magical realism elevate this beyond a simple story of friendship to a well-crafted tale of community and fellowship, of sweetness, sorrow, and hope.  And it’s funny, too.  A real gem.
—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
 
…[E]xquisitely crafted first novel. 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.
—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
 
The books’ truthfulness is what makes it so powerful. 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.
—Newsday
 
Poignant and delicately told.
—The New York Times Book Review
 
It’s the kind of book people love and tell their friends to read.
—Washington Post
 
A gentle book about good people coming together to combat lonliness and heartache—with a little canine assistance.
—The Horn Book Guide
 
A tale not just about a dog found in a grocery store; it’s also about the healing power of truth.
—Boston Globe

Awards

ALA Notable Children’s Book SELECTION

ALSC Notable Children’s Recordings SELECTION 2002

New York Times Notable Book SELECTION

Publishers Weekly Best Children’s Book of the Year SELECTION

Newbery Honor Book HONOR

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