Study Guide

Because of Winn-Dixie Characters

By Kate DiCamillo

India Opal Buloni

Hold on to your bell-bottoms and bowl-cuts, because we're going on a Beatles ride for this one....

Winn-Dixie

Best. Dog. Ever. He's big, he's loyal, he's friendly, he's obedient, and he loves everybody. He...

The Preacher

Opal really gets it when she says that her daddy, the preacher, "[reminds her] of a turtle,...

Gloria Dump

With a name like Dump, she has to be good, right? Actually, laughing about her name is what warms...

Miss Franny Block

Miss Franny Block is a librarian. She received her library cottage as a birthday present from her...

Otis

If books teach us one Most Important Lesson, it's that people are not always what they seem....

Minor Characters

In this little girl's case, the name says it all. She's a regular little sweetie pie. Five years...