Saturday, April 24, 2010

Winn Dixie



Because of Winn Dixie by Kate DiCamillo

India Opal just moved to a small town in Florida with her father who is a local preacher. Opal is a lonely girl whose mother left them when she was just three years old and a father more focused on charity work. When Opal finds Winn Dixie at the local market, her life begins to change. She slowly begins to make new friends and find a nice life in her new town.

I read this with my language arts students and I used the teachers guide as we went. The students really loved the book and we had a lot of really great discussions about the book. When we finished, we watched the movie version. The movie was great and very close to the book.

4 comments:

Lover of Books said...

I have eyed this book for awhile. I think I may have to get it. :) Like I need more books. lol

Krista

P.S. Nice to know that the book and the movie are similar. :)

YoungW21087 said...

TAHNKS FOR YOUR SHARING~~~VERY NICE.................................................

Joel said...

Haven't seen the movie, but loved the book... the more I like a book, the more worried I am about seeing the movie: what if it ruins the book for me?

BookAddict said...

I know what you mean about watching a movie after you really liked the book, but in this case, I think it just enhances the book. It was very similar and my students loved seeing the characters come alive!