Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo audiobook

Because of Winn-Dixie

By Kate DiCamillo
Read by Cherry Jones

Listening Library 9780763607760

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781400091492

  • ISBN: 9781400091492

Runtime: 2.48 Hours
Category: Fiction
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Named a School Library Journal Top Pick among Best Children's Novels of All Time

Winner of the 2002 Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children’s Book Award

A 2001 Newbery Honor Book

Finalist for the 2001 Audie Award for Best Children's Narration

Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

When 10-year-old India Opal Buloni moves to Naomi, Florida, with her father, she doesn't know what to expect -- least of all, that she'll adopt Winn-Dixie, a dog she names after the supermarket where they met. Right away, Opal knows she can tell Winn-Dixie anything -- like the fact that lately she's been thinking a lot about her mother, who left when Opal was three. And that her father, the preacher, won't talk about her mother at all. And that she's lonely. But with such an unusually friendly dog at her side, Opal soon find rself making more than a few unusual friends. And untimately, Opal and the preacher realize -- with a little help from Winn-Dixie, of course -- that while they've both tasted a bit of melancholy in their lives, they still have a whole lot to be thankful for.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“In this exquisitely crafted first novel, each chapter possesses an arc of its own and reads almost like a short story in its completeness.” Publishers Weekly
“Jones imbues her depiction of Opal with a tone of youthful, hopeful wonder and skillfully transforms her voice to distinguish the other older, life-weathered characters…She never sounds hokey as she adopts a Southern accent, and she effortlessly slips into a compelling storytelling rhythm. This is a top-notch treatment of an award-winning tale.” Publishers Weekly (starred audio review)
“[A] lyrical, moving, and enchanting book…Brush strokes of magical realism elevate this beyond a simple story of friendship to a well-crafted tale of community and fellowship, of sweetness, sorrow and hope. And, it’s funny, too. A real gem.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“Award-winning actress Cherry Jones delivers a superb first-person narration that brings the charming ten-year-old daughter of the Open Arms Baptist Church preacher to life. Her simple, sometimes not-quite-grammatical, but always humorous, take on daily experiences and profound life issues rings true. Her gravelly voiced blind friend, Gloria Dump; her animal-charming, big-hearted friend, Otis; her dreamy, book-loving librarian, Miss Franny Block; and squeaky-voiced, lisping Sweetie Pie are all memorably and individually created. A stellar audio interpretation…Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award and a 2002 Audie Award finalist.” AudioFile
“A fine, economical story told in the authentic voice of a child, using regional language and vivid description in a clear, straightforward way. There is immediacy of feeling in this book, perfectly expressing the secret inner life that every child knows…Opal develops and grows as a character, in both her inner and her outer life. All of this is accomplished through a story worth telling. Children will enjoy Opal’s abiding humor and Winn-Dixie’s disarming and endearing ways, and the funny and important things that happen when the two of them get together.” Children’s Literature

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Author

Author Bio: Kate DiCamillo

Author Bio: Kate DiCamillo

Kate DiCamillo is an American author of children’s fiction and twice winner of the Newbery Medal. Several of her books made the New York Times bestsellers list. Her debut novel, the award-winning Because of Winn-Dixie, was made into a major motion picture, and her book The Tiger Rising was a finalist for the National Book Award. She is the US National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature for 2014 to 2015, appointed by the Library of Congress.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 2.48
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English