February 18, 2005
Genre(s): Comedy, Drama, Family
India Opal Buloni, just ten years old, has moved to a small town in Florida with her preacher father. Her loneliness is helped when she meets up with a scruffy mutt at the local grocery store. She names him Winn-Dixie and he follows her everywhere. Winn-Dixie is good at befriending people, and Opal begins to gain new friends. The town librarian tells her stories. Miss Gloria, a strange blind woman, teaches her that life is filled with mistakes but still beautiful. Shy Otis, who runs the pet store, has a wonderful gift for music. Her new community helps Opal come to terms with her mother’s absence. They also play a role in helping to locate Winn-Dixie when he runs away in a thunderstorm.