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Because of Winn-Dixie

(Because of Winn-Dixie)

By Kate Dicamillo

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| Paperback | 9780763616052

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Approx. 1.5 hours
2 cassettes

When ten-year-old India Opal Buloni moves to Naomi, Florida, with her preacher father, she doesn't know what to expect. She is lonely at first--that is until she meets Winn-Dixie, a stray dog who helps her mak Continue

Approx. 1.5 hours
2 cassettes

When ten-year-old India Opal Buloni moves to Naomi, Florida, with her preacher father, she doesn't know what to expect. She is lonely at first--that is until she meets Winn-Dixie, a stray dog who helps her make some unusual friends. Because of Winn-Dixie, Opal begins to let go of some of her sadness and finds she has a whole lot to be thankful for.


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    溫情的兒童小說。內容敘述一個媽媽離家出走,父親(身分是preacher)因此沈溺工作,不常與她互動(I stared at the preacher really hard. Sometimes he reminded me of a turtle hiding inside its shell, in there thinking about things and not ever sticking his head out into the world.),又因搬家失去朋友,因而自覺寂寞的十 ...(continue)

    溫情的兒童小說。內容敘述一個媽媽離家出走,父親(身分是preacher)因此沈溺工作,不常與她互動(I stared at the preacher really hard. Sometimes he reminded me of a turtle hiding inside its shell, in there thinking about things and not ever sticking his head out into the world.),又因搬家失去朋友,因而自覺寂寞的十歲小女孩。偶然邂逅一條似乎很會交朋友的流浪犬,並因而使她走出寂寞,並在新環境裡迅速擴展人際關係的故事。

    書裡使用的英文單字很生活,對我卻相對陌生,例如像這樣的句子:“I don't get a big enough allowance to afford something this fancy. But I love this collar and leash, and so does my dog, and I was thinking that maybe you could set me up on an installment plan.”表示我的英文還得從簡單的學起。

    在我看來,小女孩的個人特質使得她的寂寞本就不會長久,這點在書的開頭就透露了。小女孩自述說:I was a good, quiet kid. I was what the Friendly Corners Trailer Park manager, Mr. Alfred, called “an exception.”小女孩本有足夠的能力交新朋友,狗只是加速事情的發生而已。明顯的事實是,如果這條狗真有交友的天賦(小女孩對狗說:“You are better at making friends than anybody I have ever known.”),牠從前就不會是一條流浪犬了。

    不知道這樣好不好,我們的社會總習慣透過溫情和魔法來教育小孩子。但可以確定的是,溫情和魔法跟人類的思維本能是比較接近的,而非理性和現實。

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    WIT. said on Sep 25, 2007 | Add your feedback

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    Kate DiCamillo has a storyteller's writing style, one in which she is able to describe her characters fully.

    You just know this is going to be a tear-jerker . . .

    And it was. Holy smokes! I haven't cried like that since I was a boy. Si ...(continue)

    Kate DiCamillo has a storyteller's writing style, one in which she is able to describe her characters fully.

    You just know this is going to be a tear-jerker . . .

    And it was. Holy smokes! I haven't cried like that since I was a boy. Sincerely.

    The party of misfits is really touching, but it is Opal's relationships with her dog, her friends, and her father that make this book.

    DiCamillo is excellent setting a scene. It isn't that so much occurs in the book, it's that Opal, like her tree, takes root.

    I highly recommend this book!

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    Batona said on Jul 27, 2007 | Add your feedback

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    Cherry Jones narrated Because of Winn-Dixie and did a fine job. The story just didn't grab me. I didn't feel like it had a point. The biggest event occured when Opal thought she had lost Winn-Dixie during the thunderstorm only to come and find him ba ...(continue)

    Cherry Jones narrated Because of Winn-Dixie and did a fine job. The story just didn't grab me. I didn't feel like it had a point. The biggest event occured when Opal thought she had lost Winn-Dixie during the thunderstorm only to come and find him back at the house. Maybe it just has been a while since I have read anything at this low of a reading level and it seemed slow going. I read it because I wanted to go see the movie, but now I am fairly certain I can wait to see the movie until it comse out on DVD.

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    SheReads said on Mar 5, 2007 | Add your feedback

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