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Tuesday, April 07, 2009

6th Grade Entry - Because of Winn Dixie

6th graders at WOMS have been invited to post guest entries on my blog for YA books they’ve recently read. This is Camilla’s entry. Thanks, Camilla!

Because of Winn-Dixie
Kate DiCamillo

Over the summer the preacher and his daughter India Opal Buloni moved to the Friendly Corners Trailer Park in Naomi, Florida, so that he could become the
new preacher at the Open Arms Baptist Church of Naomi, Florida. Sometimes it is very hard for India to think about her dad as her dad because he spends so much time
preaching, thinking about preaching, or even getting ready to preach. So India thinks as him as the preacher. India is going through a tough time right now, not only did she
just move, but she hasn’t seen her mom in a very long time and she left her last memory back at her old house. The memory was her house.

Soon enough India’s father sends her to the grocery store for a box of macaroni, white rice, and two tomatoes. As she walked into the produce section of the Winn-Dixie
grocery store she ran straight into the store manager red-faced and waving his arms around just like all of the Winn-Dixie employees. As soon as India opened her mouth to say
something a dirty brown dog knocked over the store manager, and started to lick the managers face. The manager obviously didn’t like that because he demanded someone to call
the pound. India didn’t want to see that poor dog get taken away by the pound, when of course nobody would adopt him, so India opened up her mouth and blurted out ‘” wait that’s
my dog, he must of gotten in by accident, please don’t call the pound!” She knew she had done something big and maybe stupid too, but she just didn’t want to see him go to the
pound. The manager didn’t believe India so he said, “fine then, if it’s your dog call it over to you.” India had no idea what its name was so she looked around, and saw a banner that
said Winn-Dixie, so she called him over by that name and surprisingly he actually came trotting over to her.

As India walked home side by side with the dog Winn-Dixie she hoped that her father would let her keep the dog, even though the not so friendly manager of the Friendly Corners
Trailer Park didn’t even want any kids until India’s dad bribed him to let his daughter live there. When they were walking home she talked to Winn-Dixie and to her it seemed like
he could understand her because she said that she was going to give him a bath and that if he was good she would give him a bone, and as soon as she said the word “bone’’ he pulled
back his lips and showed India all of his yellow teeth. India thought that he could smile.

I would definitely recommend this book for anyone who likes enchanting novels, along with friendship, and of course someone who likes dogs.

Submitted by : Camilla.H


Dawn - She is Too Fond of Books said...

Another excellent book review! Camilla, my older kids both enjoyed this; we did it as a read-aloud a few years ago.

Now that you've read the book you might like to see the movie.

Mrs. Gatlin said...

Awesome job on the book review!
Mrs. G.