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An endearing classic of childhood fancies and memories of an idyllic Midwestern summer from America's most beloved storyteller.

Dandelion Wine

Ray Bradbury's moving recollection of a vanished golden era remains one of his most enchanting novels. DANDELION WINE stands out in the Bradbury literary canon as the author's most deeply personal work, a semi-autobiographical recollection of a magical small town summer in 1928.

Twelve-year-old Douglas Spaulding knows Green Town, Illinois, is as vast and deep as the whole wide world that lies beyond the city limits. It is a pair of brand-new tennis shoes, the first harvest of dandelions for Grandfather's renowned intoxicant, the distant clang of the trolley's bell on a hazy afternoon. It is yesteryear and tomorrow blended into an unforgettable always.But as young Douglas is about to discover, summer can be more than the repetition of established rituals whose mystical power holds time at bay. It can be a best friend moving away, a human time machine who can transport you back to the Civil War, or a sideshow automaton able to glimpse the bittersweet future.

Come and savor Ray Bradbury's priceless distillation of all that is eternal about boyhood and summer.Twelve-year-old Douglas Spaulding knows Green town, Illinois, is as vast and deep as the whole wide world that lies beyond the city limits. It is a pair of brand-new tennis shoes, the first harvest of dandelions for Grandfather's renowned intoxicant, the distant clang of the trolley's bell on a hazy afternoon. It is yesteryear and tomorrow blended into an unforgettable always. But as young Douglas is about to discover, summer can be more than the repetition of established rituals whose mystical power holds time at bay. It can be a best friend moving away, a human time machine who can transport you back to the Civil War, or a sideshow automaton able to glimpse the bittersweet future.

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During one golden summer in 1928, twelve-year-old Douglas and his brother wander in and out of the lives of their elders.

Synopsis:

Ray Bradbury's moving recollection of a vanished golden era remains one of his most enchanting novels. Dandelion Wine stands out in the Bradbury literary canon as the author's most deeply personal work, a semi-autobiographical recollection of a magical small-town summer in 1928.

Twelve-year-old Douglas Spaulding knows Green Town, Illinois, is as vast and deep as the whole wide world that lies beyond the city limits. It is a pair of brand-new tennis shoes, the first harvest of dandelions for Grandfather's renowned intoxicant, the distant clang of the trolley's bell on a hazy afternoon. It is yesteryear and tomorrow blended into an unforgettable always. But as young Douglas is about to discover, summer can be more than the repetition of established rituals whose mystical power holds time at bay. It can be a best friend moving away, a human time machine who can transport you back to the Civil War, or a sideshow automaton able to glimpse the bittersweet future.

Come and savor Ray Bradbury's priceless distillation of all that is eternal about boyhood and summer.

About the Author

The recipient of a National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters and a National Medal of Arts, Ray Bradbury is one of the most celebrated fi ction writers of our time. Among his best-known works are Fahrenheit 451, The Martian Chronicles, The Illustrated Man, Dandelion Wine, and Something Wicked This Way Comes. Mr. Bradbury lives in Los Angeles.

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Reader Eternal, August 27, 2011 (view all comments by Reader Eternal)
Every summer, when the days are hot and the nights turn cool, I reach for this book. It waits, dusty and worn and patient, on the highest shelf. I turn the page, and am immersed in a world that is lost, but not forgotten--a beautiful, magical world of all that is best about summer and childhood. This is Ray Bradbury at his very best. His singularly lyrical prose is stunning, dizzying, a colorful feast for the imagination. As twelve-year-old Douglas Spaulding's summer unfolds across the pages, Bradbury creates the loveliest mood of nostalgia for simplicity, cool green grass in a small Midwestern town, ice cream on front porches, berry-picking in sun-drenched forests. Dandelion Wine is a reading experience that is not to be missed. It will settle into your heart and remain there long after the last page is finished.
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Suze R, August 15, 2010 (view all comments by Suze R)
Bradbury at his finest.It captures the bittersweet feelings of growing up and the passage of time via the seasons as a boy in a small town in the midwest recounts a summer from his youth.It captures the feeling you had as a child when summer began and the edge of melancholy most people feel as it slips away into autumn.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780380977260
Author:
Bradbury, Ray
Publisher:
William Morrow & Company
Author:
by Ray Bradbury
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Boys
Subject:
City and town life
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Science Fiction - General
Subject:
Science fiction
Subject:
Fantasy - General
Subject:
Illinois
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series Volume:
FS-063-01
Publication Date:
19990231
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 1.13 in 17.76 oz

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"Synopsis" by , During one golden summer in 1928, twelve-year-old Douglas and his brother wander in and out of the lives of their elders.
"Synopsis" by , Ray Bradbury's moving recollection of a vanished golden era remains one of his most enchanting novels. Dandelion Wine stands out in the Bradbury literary canon as the author's most deeply personal work, a semi-autobiographical recollection of a magical small-town summer in 1928.

Twelve-year-old Douglas Spaulding knows Green Town, Illinois, is as vast and deep as the whole wide world that lies beyond the city limits. It is a pair of brand-new tennis shoes, the first harvest of dandelions for Grandfather's renowned intoxicant, the distant clang of the trolley's bell on a hazy afternoon. It is yesteryear and tomorrow blended into an unforgettable always. But as young Douglas is about to discover, summer can be more than the repetition of established rituals whose mystical power holds time at bay. It can be a best friend moving away, a human time machine who can transport you back to the Civil War, or a sideshow automaton able to glimpse the bittersweet future.

Come and savor Ray Bradbury's priceless distillation of all that is eternal about boyhood and summer.

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