Because of winn dixie 10 things about her mother
Because of Winn-Dixie Reader Q&A
ISBN 13: 9780763616052
It's a combination of the excellent writing by the author, a story both poignant and humorous and a main character, year-old Opal Buloni, who, along with her dog Winn-Dixie, will win readers' hearts. The story centers on Opal and the summer she moves with her father to Naples, Florida. With the help of Winn-Dixie, Opal conquers loneliness, makes unusual friends and even convinces her father to tell her 10 things about her mother who abandoned the family seven years ago. Opal and her father, whom she usually refers to as "the preacher," have just moved to Naomi, Florida. Her mother abandoned the family when Opal was three.
by Kate DiCamillo
Ten-year-old Opal Buloni has just moved to a small Florida town with her father. She's feeling lonely in her new location and disconnected from her father, who is a busy preacher, until she adopts a stray dog she names Winn-Dixie after the supermarket where she found him. With the help of Winn-Dixie, Opal begins to make new friends with a host of eccentric people in her small town. She also begins to learn about her mother, who abandoned the family when Opal was just three years old. As a result of her deepening friendships and improved relationship with her father, Opal comes to accept the inevitable sorrow that comes with life, and finds acceptance and joy in her new community.
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. A big, ugly, suffering dog with a sterling sense of humor. A dog she dubs Winn-Dixie. Because of Winn-Dixie, the preacher tells Opal ten things about her absent mother, one for each year Opal has been alive. Winn-Dixie is better at making friends than anyone Opal has ever known, and together they meet the local librarian, Miss Franny Block, who once fought off a bear with a copy of War and Peac e.