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Publisher's Summary

The classic heartwarming tale from Kate DiCamillo - now with an afterword from the beloved author, reflecting on 20 years in print

One summer's day, 10-year-old India Opal Buloni goes down to the local supermarket for some groceries - and comes home with a dog. But Winn-Dixie is no ordinary dog. It's because of Winn-Dixie that Opal begins to make friends. And it's because of Winn-Dixie that she finally dares to ask her father about her mother, who left when Opal was three. In fact, as Opal admits, just about everything that happens that summer is because of Winn-Dixie. 

This updated edition of Kate DiCamillo's classic novel invites listeners to make themselves at home - whether they're experiencing the book for the first time or returning to an old favorite.

©2000 Kate DiCamillo (P)2021 Listening Library

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  • TT Mommy
  • 2021-05-08

Fabulous edition!

The narrator does a FABULOUS job! My entire family LOVED this book!! A must read/listen!!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2022-05-25

What happened to Gone With the Wind?

While reading/following along with the audible, my class and I were very confused when the narrator started talking about David Copperfield, when the text clearly states Gone With the Wind. Why the change?
I am also disappointed that the narrator sounds different than the original version I have heard and purchased in the past. Definitely not as good.
Overall, disappointed in this purchase because I love this book, but the audible version is a letdown.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2021-07-25

The book ''because of Winn-Dixie' is sensational

I loved this book! I think Kate DiCamillo is sensational! No wander this is New York times Best-seller.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 2021-04-14

Loved Windixie

This is an overall great book for anyone. My children read this for their third grade class and I felt it was a great book for their personal library. I bought the kindle version as well as this Audible version.

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  • richard
  • 2022-09-21

It is a great book I love it

I love how it just shows the perspective of everybody and it's my favorite🫶🏻🫶🏻 book

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  • The Buskirk Family
  • 2022-08-27

Delight for the Heart

I’ve loved this book since the beginning and just now had the opportunity to listen to it with my 7-year-old daughter. It provides laughs and thoughtful questions and I love it’s tender storyline. Thank you!

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  • June
  • 2022-07-07

Perfect narration of a wonderful book

Thank you, Jenna, for making the story come alive. Every voice feels just right. “Dog!!”

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  • Dulcie Westbrook
  • 2022-05-11

Wonderful story

My 9 year old granddaughter is reading this for school. I bought it for us to listen too in the car. Great story, wonderful narrators. They added depth to characters and made it a compelling listen. I like it enough to listen several times on my own. The forward and post notes are on point. Highly recommend. Would be good for any kid struggling to belong.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2022-03-23

Winn Dixie is heart warming

I enjoyed this 2nd publication I'm glad her library book is changed too!
It presents every child problem with a brave approach to overcome each of them.

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  • BCDK2397
  • 2022-02-09

Great for students

My 4th grader was reading for school and enjoyed listening this way as she read along. The narration really brought the story to life for her a lot more.