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India Opal Buloni

Hold on to your bell-bottoms and bowl-cuts, because we're going on a Beatles ride for this one. While India Opal Buloni (who goes by Opal, after her grandmother) is really too young to appreciate t...

Winn-Dixie

Best. Dog. Ever. He's big, he's loyal, he's friendly, he's obedient, and he loves everybody. He succeeds in melting the loneliest hearts with his eccentric personality. When Winn-Dixie meets the pr...

The Preacher

Opal really gets it when she says that her daddy, the preacher, "[reminds her] of a turtle, hiding inside its shell, in there thinking about things and not ever sticking his head out into the world...

Gloria Dump

With a name like Dump, she has to be good, right? Actually, laughing about her name is what warms up Opal the first time they meet (that and a peanut butter sandwich). Gloria lives in a classic wit...

Miss Franny Block

Miss Franny Block is a librarian. She received her library cottage as a birthday present from her rich daddy when she was a "little-miss-know-it-all" (7.10). She "wanted a little house full of noth...

Otis

If books teach us one Most Important Lesson, it's that people are not always what they seem. Remember Zero? Boo Radley? Well, add Otis to the list.What Other People SeeOtis prefers animals to peopl...

Minor Characters

Sweetie Pie ThomasIn this little girl's case, the name says it all. She's a regular little sweetie pie. Five years old, going on six in September, and she is just the cutest, with a big old open he...
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