Thursday, June 13, 2013

Because of Winn-Dixie

Sisters Book Challenge
Book 6
Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate Dicamillo

I love when animal stories have happy endings. This is one of those books. It was an easy read and didn't take me long to finish it once I started.

This is a story about a little girl named India Opal who lives with her father who is a minister. Her mother left when she was a baby so it is just her and her father. This is also a story about a dog who needs Opal (and she needs him). She names her new dog Winn-Dixie (since she found him in the supermarket of the same name) and they become inseparable. Because of Winn-Dixie, Opal makes many new friends.

There is a movie based on the book and we watched it last Friday night for movie night. It was good but no where near as good as the book. They added a character, changed a personality, and left out several things. But it was a clean movie so great for a family movie night.

Have you read this book?

1 comment:

Kristin said...

We read it out loud and we all loved it. Have your read anything else by Kate DiCamillo. She is the same one who wrote The Tale of Despereaux and the Mercy Watson series which Owen and Alaine love. :-)