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* ChurchOfSaintGenericus: The Preacher's church has no specific denomination, and services are held in a repurposed convenience store, still known as the Pick-It-Quick.

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* ChurchOfSaintGenericus: The Preacher's church has no specific denomination, and services are held in a repurposed convenience store, still known as the Pick-It-Quick. In the movie it's a Baptist church according to the sign on the door


A musical is being made of the story, [[NotMakingThisUpDisclaimer starring a highly-trained dog as Winn-Dixie]].



* MissingMom: Opal's mom left when she was three. Opal doesn't know why, but her dad eventually reveals that [[spoiler: she was an alcoholic and hated being a preacher's wife..]]

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* MissingMom: Opal's mom left when she was three. Opal doesn't know why, but her dad eventually reveals that [[spoiler: she was an alcoholic and hated being a preacher's wife..wife.]]



* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Sweetie Pie Thomas is only ever called "Sweetie Pie" and we never hear her real name. .

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* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Sweetie Pie Thomas is only ever called "Sweetie Pie" and we never hear her real name. .


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** In the musical, Sweetie Pie has a clear crush on Stevie, though he clearly doesn't reciprocate.


* ActionGirl: Opal plays baseball and was her former hometown's star pitcher. She's also a pretty gutsy kid in general, as seen by her willingness to befriend town "witch" Gloria Dump, stand up to the Dewberry brothers, and ride her bike just about anywhere in the neighborhood.



* BigFriendlyDog: Winn-Dixie.
* ABoyAndHisX: A girl and her dog, the latter of whom helps her heal from her mother's abandonment

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* %%* BigFriendlyDog: Winn-Dixie.
Winn-Dixie.
* ABoyAndHisX: A girl and her dog, dog. The focus of the latter of whom helps story is about Opal's growing relationship with Winn-Dixie and how he affects her, such as helping her heal from her mother's abandonmentabandonment.



* CoolOldLady: Gloria Dump. Miss Franny counts as well.

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* %%* CoolOldLady: Gloria Dump. Miss Franny counts as well.



* NonHumanSidekick: Winn-Dixie to Opal.

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* %%* NonHumanSidekick: Winn-Dixie to Opal.


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* PluckyGirl: Opal plays baseball and was her former hometown's star pitcher. She's also a pretty gutsy kid in general, as seen by her willingness to befriend town "witch" Gloria Dump, stand up to the Dewberry brothers, and ride her bike just about anywhere in the neighborhood.

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* PuppyLove: It's ''heavily'' implied that the nicer of the Dewberry brothers has a crush on Opal. Opal herself doesn't really reciprocate or even seem to notice, at least not until the end where she smiles at him kindly as they share a moment [[spoiler:when they think Winn-Dixie's gone for good.]]


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%% * ABoyAndHisX: A girl and her dog. %% Add more context to describe their relationship and what effect it has on them. %%

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%% * ABoyAndHisX: A girl and her dog. %% Add more context to describe their relationship and what effect it has on them. %%dog, the latter of whom helps her heal from her mother's abandonment



*BrokenBird: Amanda, who lost her brother, Carson, in an accident, the loss of which she never quite recovered from, so she takes out her feeling because of it.



* FearOfThunder: The dog is horribly afraid of thunderstorms.

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* FearOfThunder: The dog is horribly afraid of thunderstorms.thunderstorms (truth in television).



* MissingMom: Opal's mom left when she was three. Opal doesn't know why, but her dad eventually reveals that [[spoiler: she was an alcoholic.]]

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* MissingMom: Opal's mom left when she was three. Opal doesn't know why, but her dad eventually reveals that [[spoiler: she was an alcoholic.alcoholic and hated being a preacher's wife..]]



* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Sweetie Pie Thomas.

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* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Sweetie Pie Thomas.Thomas is only ever called "Sweetie Pie" and we never hear her real name. .


* DeathByNewberryMedal: Though it did get honored, this book does in fact avert the trope. Yes there is a dog, and while he runs away for a time, he does come back and survives to the end. Yes there are older friends of Opal who do serve as mentors, but they also survive. The book still manages to tug at your heartstrings though, as one of the major themes is accepting the sadness of life and moving on.


* ABoyAndHisX: A girl and her dog.

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%% * ABoyAndHisX: A girl and her dog.dog. %% Add more context to describe their relationship and what effect it has on them. %%


* TitleDrop "Just about everything that happened to me that summer happened because of Winn-Dixie."

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* TitleDrop TitleDrop: "Just about everything that happened to me that summer happened because of Winn-Dixie."


* CoolOldLady: Gloria Dump Miss Franny counts as well.

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* CoolOldLady: Gloria Dump Dump. Miss Franny counts as well.


* AluminumChristmasTrees: Winn-Dixie ''is'' a real grocery store and was an iconic Southern store (though was in steep decline by the time the book was released, the same year the film was released, the company was filing for bankruptcy protection), but some readers believed it to be made up for the book.

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* AluminumChristmasTrees: Winn-Dixie ''is'' a real grocery store chain and was an iconic Southern store (though was in steep decline by the time the book was released, the same year the film was released, the company was filing for bankruptcy protection), but some readers believed it to be made up for the book.


* DeathByNewberryMedal: Though it did get honored, this book does in fact avert the trope. Yes there is a dog, and while he runs away for a time, he does come back and survives to the end. Yes there are older friends of Opal who do serve as mentors, but they also survive. The book still manages to tug at your heartstrings though, as one of the major themes is accepting the sadness of life and moving on.
* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: Everyone in town calls Opal's dad "Preacher." She does too, though not to his face.



* DeathByNewBeryMedal: Though it did get honored, this book does in fact avert the trope. Yes there is a dog, and while he runs away for a time, he does come back and survives to the end. Yes there are older friends of Opal who do serve as mentors, but they also survive. The book still manages to tug at your heartstrings though, as one of the major themes is accepting the sadness of life and moving on.
* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: Everyone in town calls Opal's dad "Preacher." She does too, though not to his face.


India Opal Buloni is the 10-year-old daughter of a preacher, and has recently moved into a trailer park with her father, after her mother left them. While in a Winn-Dixie supermarket, she finds a stray dog, and not wanting him to be sent to the pound, claims he is hers, and that his name is [[LineOfSightName "Winn-Dixie"]].

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India Opal Buloni is the 10-year-old daughter of a preacher, and has recently moved into a Florida trailer park with her father, after her mother left them. While in a Winn-Dixie supermarket, she finds a stray dog, and not wanting him to be sent to the pound, claims he is hers, and that his name is [[LineOfSightName "Winn-Dixie"]].


''Because of Winn-Dixie'' is a children's novel by Creator/KateDiCamillo. In 2005, it was adapted into a film starring Creator/AnnaSophiaRobb.

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''Because of Winn-Dixie'' is a children's novel by Creator/KateDiCamillo. In 2005, it Creator/KateDiCamillo, published in 2000. It was adapted into a 2005 film starring Creator/AnnaSophiaRobb.



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*AluminumChristmasTrees: Winn-Dixie ''is'' a real grocery store and was an iconic Southern store (though was in steep decline by the time the book was released, the same year the film was released, the company was filing for bankruptcy protection), but some readers believed it to be made up for the book.

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