Because of Winn-Dixie

Kate DiCamillo

Setting/minor characters

The setting in the book Because of Winn-Dixie takes place in Wyoming. Opal and her dad live in a trailer park.

The main characters in the book are Opal and Winn-Dixie.

The minor characters in the book are the librarian Ms. Franny Block, Gloria Dump, Otis, Dunlap, Stevie, Sweetie pie Thomas, and Amanda Wilkinson.


A girl named India Opal Buloni moved with her dad to Wyoming to live in a trailer park. Opal went to the Winn-Dixie grocery store and there was a lot of noise and screaming and it turned out to be a dog. Then Opal said it was her dog and the owner asked for the name and she said Winn-Dixie. Then she took the dog home to her dad and she got to keep him. The next day Opal met two boy's, Dunlap and Stevie who are mean and mess with Opal. Then she met the librarian named Ms.Franny Block. Then she went to the pet store and wanted this red collar and leash for Winn-Dixie. So she asked Otis the worker there if she could clean and sweep for him to pay off the collar and leash. Then she went to church and met a little girl named Sweetie Pie Thomas. then she went to the library with Winn-Dixie and Ms. Franny Block thought he was a bear and she screamed and Opal told her that it was her dog Winn-Dixie. Then Opal and Gloria Dump wanted to throw a party with everyone she met.
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