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Because of Winn-Dixie

Because of Winn-Dixie


by Kate DiCamillo

Because of Winn-Dixie Resources


The Writer on Writing

Did you know that Because of Winn-Dixie was based on an experience Kate had in grad school involving a bag of Purina Dog Chow and a tambourine? No joke. Check it out. And while you're at it, browse the rest of her website.

Interactive Mania!

This website includes tons of interactive games and even live recordings of Kate DiCamillo commenting on her writing process! It's very cool.

Become a Grocery Guru

Yeah, it's a grocery store site. But hey, it's real!

Movie or TV Productions

Because of Winn-Dixie

Everything you need or want to know about the movie, which is chock-full of big names: AnnaSophia Robb, Jeff Daniels, Eva Marie Saint, Elle Fanning, and even Dave Matthews! Just to name a few.

Articles and Interviews

A Hymn of Praise to Dogs, Friendship, and the South

This "artiview" (article discussing an interview) gives some juicy details about Kate DiCamillo's experience writing Winn-Dixie. Is Winn-Dixie based on one of her own dogs? Did she know someone like Gloria Dump? Read and find out.

Pleasantly Stunned Author Hits the Tour Trail Again

Floored by her success, Kate still lives in a teeny tiny 1902 house in Minneapolis. Read to find out more about who she really is.


Winn-Dixie at a Glance

A video preview for the book with clips of Kate DiCamillo and even some middle-schoolers brainstorming kooky names.

Roll the Cameras!

Here's the movie trailer—do the actors look like the characters you imagined?


Part of the Process

Actual drafts of the story. Kate DiCamillo explaining her writing process. You mean, it didn't just spring out her head, fully formed and with a book contract?


A Girl and Her Dog

Well, someone's dog. We love this pic of Kate DiCamillo and one of the dogs who played Winn-Dixie in the movie.

Sneak a Peek

Get a sneak peek of the movie with this slideshow of movie pics.

Stamp of Approval

Here's the #1 cover art image, including that oh-so-precious Newbery Honor stamp of awesomeness.

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