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General Note:
Originally published: New York : Candlewick Press, 2000.
"Includes 8 pages of photos from the movie!"--P. [4] of cover.
Summary, etc.:
Ten-year-old India Opal Buloni describes her first summer in the town of Naomi, Florida, and all the good things that happen to her because of her big ugly dog Winn-Dixie.
Awards Note:
Newbery Honor Book, 2001.
Nutmeg Award Winner, [Intermediate], 2003.
Subject: Dogs > Juvenile fiction.
City and town life > Florida > Juvenile fiction.
Large type books
Florida > Juvenile fiction.
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Syndetic Solutions - Author Notes for ISBN Number 0786273666
Because of Winn-Dixie
Because of Winn-Dixie
by Dicamillo, Kate
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Because of Winn-Dixie

Kate DiCamillo was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on March 25, 1964. She received an English degree from the University of Florida. At the age of thirty, she moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota and worked for a book warehouse on the children's floor. After working there for four and a half years, she fell in love with children's books and began writing. DiCamillo wrote the 2001 Newbery-honor book, Because of Winn-Dixie, which was adapted into a film in 2005. In 2004, she won the Newbery Medal for The Tale of Despereaux, which was also adapted into a movie in 2008, and for Flora and Ulysses in 2013. Her other works include the Mercy Watson series, The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, and The Magician's Elephant. She was named the National Ambassador for Young People's Literature by the Library of Congress for the term 2014-2015. Kate's title, Raymie Nightingale, mde the New York Times bestseller list in 2016.


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