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Because of Winn-Dixie

What is the conflict in Because of Winn-Dixie?

The main conflict in Because of Winn Dixie by Kate DiCamillo is Opal's abandonment by her mother. Opal and her father, who is a preacher, have moved to Naomi, Florida. It is in this small town that...

Latest answer posted January 16, 2018 1:16 pm UTC

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What are the ten things about Opal's mother that her father tells her? Connect these ten things to the rest...

Opal's mother ran out on the family when Opal was just three years old. Naturally, she has no real memories of her mother, and so, on the occasion of her tenth birthday, she asked her father to...

Latest answer posted April 24, 2020 7:26 pm UTC

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Please summarize the story. does winn dixie die? does her mom come back?

Because of Winn-Dixie is a story of a young girl, Opal, and the summer when she grows up and stops feeling lonely and unloved. Opal and her dad, the Preacher, have moved to a small town in Florida...

Latest answer posted August 28, 2018 1:26 pm UTC

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How are Opal and Winn-Dixie alike?

Opal and Winn-Dixie are both lonely and need someone to whom they can give their love and friendship. By befriending each other, each makes the other's life better. Opal identifies with Winn-Dixie...

Latest answer posted March 31, 2019 10:06 pm UTC

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What are some major events in Kate DiCamillo's Because of Winn-Dixie?

The book is entitled Because of Winn-Dixie because after naming and adopting the ugly, stray dog she finds at the Winn Dixie grocery store, the lonely, awkward Opal opens up and starts making...

Latest answer posted October 29, 2018 6:00 pm UTC

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What are Opal's traits in "Because of Winn-Dixie"? Can you please sum it up for me

Opal is a loving, optimistic young girl, which is all the more remarkable when one considers that her mother walked out on her when she was just three years old. In fact, Opal's optimism is fueled...

Latest answer posted May 6, 2020 4:48 pm UTC

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When and why does Opal throw the party at Gloria Dump's house in Kate DiCamillo's Because of Winn-Dixie?

In Chapter 19 of Kate DiCamillo's Because of Winn-Dixie, Opal learns Otis's greatest sorrow is that he was arrested when he hit a cop trying to prevent Otis from playing his guitar on the street...

Latest answer posted August 29, 2016 7:41 am UTC

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Describe India Opal Buloni's mom in the book Because of Winn-Dixie.

Because Opal's mom left her when she was very young, Opal doesn't know too much about her mother--though she longs to. At its heart, this novel is a story about learning to let go. But in order to...

Latest answer posted March 28, 2016 10:58 pm UTC

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How did Winn-Dixie help Opal get her job in "Because of Winn-Dixie"?

Winn-Dixie helps Opal get a job at the pet store. Opal had gone to the store to get a collar and leash for her dog, but she couldn't afford the one she "absolutely loved". She explains...

Latest answer posted September 11, 2008 2:03 pm UTC

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How did Miss Franny Block become Opal's first friend in Naomi?

Miss Franny Block, the tiny town's librarian, sees a kindred spirit in Opal. Opal is new in town and doesn't yet have any friends. Like her—and Winn-Dixie—Miss Franny's quite a lonely character...

Latest answer posted March 21, 2019 10:17 am UTC

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How does Because of Winn-Dixie end?

Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo tells the story of Opal Buloni, a ten-year-old girl who struggles to get adjusted to her new home in Watley, Florida, after her father (a preacher) moves the...

Latest answer posted March 27, 2020 7:10 am UTC

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How did the Herman W. Block library come into existence?

In chapter 7 of the novel Because of Winn-Dixie, Miss Franny Block, the daughter of Herman W. Block, tells Opal the story about how the Herman W. Block Memorial Library came into existence. She...

Latest answer posted February 9, 2019 2:13 pm UTC

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In Because of Winn-Dixie, what did Littmus find had happened to his home and family once the war was over?

The answer to this question can be found in Chapters 16 and 17 of Because of Winn-Dixie. The basic answer is that Littmus W. Block came back to find that his whole family was dead and his house...

Latest answer posted May 9, 2013 3:01 am UTC

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Who is Gloria Dump in Kate DiCamillo's Because of Winn-Dixie?

In Chapter 9 of Kate DiCamillo's Because of Winn-Dixie, Opal meets Gloria Dump for the first time when Winn-Dixie runs off into her yard. Opal must make her way through Gloria's tangled yard to...

Latest answer posted August 29, 2016 9:18 am UTC

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How did Opal show she wanted to be friends with Amanda in Because of Winn-Dixie?

Though Amanda Wilkinson is a minor character in Because of Winn-Dixie, her relationship with Opal illustrates one of the story’s most prominent themes—that oftentimes, you need to look beneath the...

Latest answer posted September 10, 2019 1:21 pm UTC

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How did Miss Franny come to own the library in Kate DiCamillo's Because of Winn-Dixie?

It is in Chapter 7 of Kate DiCamillo's Because of Winn-Dixie that Miss Franny Block explains how she came to own the library and be its librarian.According to her story, she lived in Florida as a...

Latest answer posted August 30, 2016 8:04 am UTC

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How did the War affect Miss Franny Block's great-grandfather in Because of Winn-Dixie?

Miss Franny Block's great-grandfather, Littmus W. Block, was only a boy when he fought in the Civil War. He discovered the truth "that war is hell", and came home "a changed man". Littmus was only...

Latest answer posted May 25, 2009 2:34 pm UTC

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What lesson did Opal learn in Because of Winn-Dixie?

Opal learns a variety of lessons about life and love. At the beginning, she is in a world of hurt, trying to understand why her mother left her and why her father won't talk about her mother. Being...

Latest answer posted April 17, 2020 4:03 pm UTC

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What does Otis say the Littmus Lozenge tastes like to him in Kate DiCamillo's Because of Winn-Dixie?  

In Chapter 19 of Kate DiCamillo's Because of Winn-Dixie, Opal gives Otis the candy called a Littmus Lozenge she had asked Miss Franny Block, the town librarian, for. When Otis tries the candy, he...

Latest answer posted August 29, 2016 6:58 am UTC

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Why does Miss Franny Block finally allow Winn-Dixie into the library in Kate DiCamillo's Because of Winn-Dixie?

It is in chapters 6 and 7 of Kate DiCamilla's Because of Winn-Dixie that Miss Franny block, the tiny old librarian in Naomi, Florida, makes friends with both Opal and Winn-Dixie and decides he is...

Latest answer posted August 30, 2016 7:27 am UTC

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What reasons does Miss Franny give for the Civil War in Kate DiCamillo's Because of Winn-Dixie?

In Chapter 15 of Kate DiCamillo's Because of Winn-Dixie, Opal goes to the library to pick out something to read aloud to Gloria as a nice surprise for her. Not knowing what an elderly woman might...

Latest answer posted August 30, 2016 4:50 am UTC

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In Because of Winn-Dixie, why did the preacher allow Winn-Dixie to go to church?

Winn-Dixie was allowed to go to church because he was a nuisance and then, later, because he provided pest control. Opal doesn't like leaving Winn-Dixie alone and Winn-Dixie doesn't like being left...

Latest answer posted April 29, 2019 3:17 am UTC

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What characteristics does Opal like about Winn-Dixie?

When Opal first meets Winn-Dixie in the grocery store, she sees the dog smile—something she has never seen a dog do before. When the grocery store manager begins to cry, Winn-Dixie licks him. When...

Latest answer posted August 10, 2017 10:16 pm UTC

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Why does Miss Franny Block finally allow Winn-Dixie into the library in Because of Winn-Dixie?

In Because of Winn-Dixie, Opal becomes friendly with the librarian Miss Franny Block after Miss Franny has been frightened by the sight of Winn-Dixie outside the window. She thought that the dog...

Latest answer posted January 1, 2011 12:13 am UTC

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How did India Opal Buloni get her middle name?

Her first name comes from the fact that her dad was a missionary in India before she was born. Her second name was her mother's name. You can find this fact right at the beginning of Chapter 2....

Latest answer posted January 27, 2010 5:46 am UTC

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What was Winn-Dixie's talent?   no

I think that the answer that you are looking for is that his talent is smiling. That is the only talent that is actually talked about in the book -- the only one that someone actually says is a...

Latest answer posted May 6, 2010 10:40 am UTC

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Gloria can't see well with her eyes what does she use to see people with instead in Because of Winn-Dixie?

I would say that Gloria Dump uses her heart, instead of her eyes, to see other people. In other words, she understands them because she has had so much life experience. One of the clearest...

Latest answer posted October 7, 2010 7:35 am UTC

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What present did Miss Franny ask her father for as a girl?

One day, Opal came into the Herman W. Block Memorial Library. Miss Franny Block, the librarian, thought that Winn-Dixie the dog was a bear. This filled her with fear. She explained to Opal that...

Latest answer posted April 22, 2016 5:05 am UTC

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What does Opal's father mean when he says,"We appreciate the complicated and wonderful gifts you give us in each other"?

This quote is from Chapter 22 in the book. It comes when The Preacher is praying (saying grace) at the party at Gloria Dump's house. My interpretation of this is that he is talking about how...

Latest answer posted December 15, 2009 11:20 am UTC

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Why does Opal's father make her apologize to Stevie Dewberry in Because of Winn-Dixie?

Opal's father is trying to teach Opal a life lesson, to help her become more tolerant, and to see things from other people's perspective when he makes her apologize to Stevie Dewberry. By making...

Latest answer posted June 3, 2009 1:37 am UTC

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Who was Carson in Because of Winn-Dixie, and what happened to him?

Carson was Amanda's younger brother, and he drowned after falling into the river the summer before the events of Because of Winn-Dixie begin. Since he passed away before the start of our story, he...

Latest answer posted November 4, 2020 7:10 pm UTC

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How old is India Opal Buloni in the book Because of Winn-Dixie?

In the book Because of Winn-Dixie the young girl India Opal Buloni is 10 years old. Opal finds a big ugly dog in the Winn-Dixie Supermarket after her and she move to Florida. Her father, a...

Latest answer posted December 15, 2009 5:33 am UTC

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Why does Opal not realize that Winn-Dixie had run off in Because of Winn-Dixie?

Opal does not realize that Winn Dixie has run off because, in the confusion that resulted when the rain started coming down, she simply forgot about him. Opal had been at an outdoor party she and...

Latest answer posted May 11, 2009 7:15 am UTC

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Who is the antagonist in "Because of Winn-Dixie?"  

I do not think that there is any one person who is an antagonist throughout the whole book. An antagonist is a character who works against the main character and tends to thwart her. Opal is...

Latest answer posted February 17, 2010 1:43 am UTC

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What do each of the party guests bring to the party in Because of Winn-Dixie?

Opal helps Gloria set up the party, which will be held in the backyard. Miss Franny Block, the first guest to arrive, brings a bowl of Litmus Lozenges for after dinner. Sweetie Pie wanted to...

Latest answer posted July 28, 2019 4:43 am UTC

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What are the main places Opal and Winn-Dixie visit in Kate DiCamillo's Because of Winn-Dixie, taking place in Naomi,...

By Chapter 5 of Kate DiCamillo's Because of Winn-Dixie, Opal and her father have realized Winn-Dixie hates being left alone. Anytime he is left alone inside their trailer in the Friendly Corners...

Latest answer posted August 30, 2016 3:13 am UTC

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Did Opal ever meet her mom?

Opal's mother left the family when Opal was only three years old. In that sense, Opal has met her mother but has no real memory of her at the time that the story is set in the novel. In chapter 4,...

Latest answer posted May 27, 2019 4:57 pm UTC

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Can you write a paragraph describing the main character? Tell how he/she changed throughout the course of the story.

The main character of Because of Winn-Dixie is India Opal Buloni, a ten-year-old girl living in a small town in Florida. Opal is the daughter of a Preacher at the Open Arms Baptist Church; her...

Latest answer posted July 11, 2016 12:33 am UTC

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What happens to Gloria because she laughs so hard at the story of Otis's arrest?

Opal learns about Otis’s arrest from Otis himself, on her first day of work at Gertrude’s Pets. On this day, Opal and her dog Winn-Dixie chance on Otis playing his guitar to the pets. Otis explains...

Latest answer posted January 4, 2018 11:51 am UTC

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What does Kate DiCamillo's title Because of Winn-Dixie mean to you?  

Kate DiCamillo's title indicates that Winn-Dixie accomplished a lot for all the characters in the story, especially for the protagonist, Opal. The title indicates that, because of Winn-Dixie,...

Latest answer posted August 29, 2016 8:21 am UTC

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What does the author mean when she writes "I could see him pulling his old turtle head back into his stupid turtle...

This quote is a metaphor, a figure of speech in which a comparison between two unlike things is made without using like or as for the purpose of creating a deeper meaning. Here, the comparison is...

Latest answer posted September 5, 2011 7:31 am UTC

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Who does opal invite to the party in Because of Winn-Dixie? Who she hesitant to invite?

This party is a highly significant event in Opal’s life. Now that, with the help of Winn-Dixie, she has come out of her shell, she has been able to make some friends. Having friends to invite to a...

Latest answer posted May 13, 2020 9:00 am UTC

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What ten things does Opal ask her father about her mother in the book Because of Winn-Dixie?

See this post for help: http://www.enotes.com/because-winn-dixie/q-and-a/what-ten-things-about-india-opals-mother-that-her-151935

Latest answer posted January 1, 2011 12:02 am UTC

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In Because of Winn-Dixie, what did Opal say to convince Otis into accepting the invitation?

Opal has decided to throw a party and wants all her friends to come. Otis is often uncomfortable around people, but she really wants him to attend as she is sure he will enjoy himself. Opal knows...

Latest answer posted October 13, 2019 1:26 am UTC

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What is Opal's real name? What is her name in real life?

Her full name is India Opal Buloni. She prefers her middle name.

Latest answer posted June 18, 2007 4:39 am UTC

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In Because of Winn-Dixie, hat did Opal go to the store to buy?    

In the novel Because of Winn-Dixie, Opal goes to the store to purchase two tomatoes, white rice, and macaroni and cheese. Upon entering the store, however, Opal finds something particularly special...

Latest answer posted August 4, 2019 7:22 pm UTC

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What is a summary of Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo? What are the characters like? 

Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo is a novel for children about a girl Opal and the stray dog Winn-Dixie she adopts when she finds him in a supermarket. Opal and her father have just moved to...

Latest answer posted September 2, 2015 3:20 am UTC

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What is a description of India Opal in Because of Winn-Dixie?

India Opal, the protagonist of Because of Winn-Dixie, is a ten-year-old girl who lives with her father; her mother died when she was only three. Because Opal barely remembers her mother, she gets...

Latest answer posted September 3, 2019 4:53 am UTC

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Why is Because Of Winn Dixie a Newberry Honor winner?

I would say that one of the most profound elements of DiCamillo's work is the idea of restoring lost or misplaced relationships. There is an emotionally profound theme that is evident in the book...

Latest answer posted May 31, 2010 7:49 pm UTC

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How do you write a summary of Chapter 12 in Kate DiCamillo's Because of Winn-Dixie?

To summarize any chapter, we want to pick out the important details. In Chapter 12 of Kate DiCamillo's Because of Winn-Dixie, one thing that's important is we get to learn more about the character...

Latest answer posted August 29, 2016 10:05 am UTC

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