Because of Winn-Dixie

Topics: Mother, Father, Family Pages: 2 (708 words) Published: January 12, 2011

Over this Christmas Vacation I read the book, Because Of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo. The Genre of this story is Fiction. Some of the main characters in this story are India Opal Buloni, her father The Preacher, there dog Winn-Dixie, Miss. Franny the librarian, and Gloria Dump a blind old women who lives in the neighborhood. India Opal Buloni, and her father have just moved to Naomi, Florida. India’s father preaches at a small converted convenience store named Open Arms Baptist Church. India prays for the need of a new friend and about how much she misses her mother. Her mother left India and her father when she was just three years old. One day when India’s father was at work, he left India a grocery list on the fridge, to visit a local grocery store called Winn-Dixie. There India found a new friend, a dog, running down the isles of the store. When the store manager asked “Who’s dog is this?!” India said, “That’s my dog sir.” Even though it wasn’t, she wanted to take him back to the trailer park where she lived. She rushed home to show her dad her new friend. When India went home to found her dad looking at old wedding pictures of him and India’s mom, she started to question about her mom. When India showed her dad the dog he wasn’t sure if he wanted to keep him or not. India came up with a plan to keep him temporarily until she found his “real” home. To help pay for the dog food and necessary items, India got a part time job at the local pet store working for a musical man named Otis. India really liked to read, so one day when she got out of work Winn-Dixie brought her to the local library, where she met Miss....
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