Animal stories, Award winning fiction, Friendship stories, Movie and television tie-ins
Ten-year-old India Opal and her preacher dad move to a new town in Florida during the summer. Opal is lonely until she adopts a big stray dog she names Winn-Dixie. The two soon make friends with the local librarian, the… pet store manager, and a nearly-blind elderly neighbour. Grades 3-6. 2001 Newbery Honor book. 2000.