Because of Winn-Dixie
The summer Opal and her father, the preacher, move to Naomi, Florida, Opal goes into the Winn-Dixie supermarket -- and comes out with a dog. With the help of her new pal, whom she names Winn-Dixie, Opal makes a variety of new, interesting friends and spends the summer collecting stories about them and thinking about her absent mother. But because of Winn-Dixie, or perhaps because she has grown, Opal learns to let go, just a little, and that friendship -- and forgiveness -- can sneak up on you like a sudden summer storm.
|Lexile ® Measure||610L|
|Product Type||Paperback Books|
|Primary Contributor||Kate DiCamillo|
|Age Groups||Ages 7 to 9, Ages 10 to 12|
|Publisher||Penguin Random House|