Much different, lighter, from her The tale of Despereaux, which I found to be a little dark. Its the story of Opal, a preacher’s daughter, who’s mom left when she was 3. Opal and her dad have just moved to a new town, and through her dog “Winn Dixie” Opal is able to make friends with all sorts of people. The best “scene” was when her dog, started chasing a mouse through the church. A short feel-good novel.