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Because of Winn-Dixie: Movie Tie-In by Kate DiCamillo

Because of Winn-Dixie: Movie Tie-In

Because of Winn-Dixie: Movie Tie-In by Kate DiCamillo
Dec 29, 2004 | 192 Pages
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    Dec 29, 2004 | 192 Pages | Middle Grade (8-12)

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Poignant and delicately told.
—New York Times Book Review, The

A heartfelt story that is sure to touch a chord with readers.
—School Library Journal Best Books of the Year

…[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

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

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.

It’s the kind of book people love and tell their friends to read.
—Washington Post

DiCamillo doesn’t shy from bad things, and while she validates a child’s sense of grief and loss, she also hold open life’s possibilities.
—Star Tribune

Both kids and grown-ups love it . . . it’s a great read-aloud book . . . it has scooped up numerous awards . . . it’s an unforgettable story about making friends . . .
—Orlando Sentinel

. . . carefully touches on big issues: abandonment, loneliness, empathy and belonging.
—San Francisco Chronicle

an enchanting little book with a touch of magic, a cast of great characters, and a lot of real life and wisdom.
—Star Tribune

A gentle book about good people coming together to combat lonliness and heartache—with a little canine assistance.
—Horn Book Guide, The

Children will enjoy Opal’s abiding humor and Winn-Dixie’s disarming and endearing ways, and the funny and important things that happen when the two of them get together.
—Five Owls, Book of Merit

It’s rare to recommend a book for all ages but here we have BECAUSE OF WINN-DIXIE by Kate DiCamillo.
—Teaching K-8

A tale not just about a dog found in a grocery store; it’s also about the healing power of truth.
—Boston Globe


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Newbery Honor Book HONOR

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