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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Dandelion Wine is simply the best chronicle of a small town family’s legends seen through the eyes of its most imaginative boy over the course of a single summer. As you read, the generations of this small town are served up in tasty bits that roil around the mind, the flavors burgeoning, fermenting, bursting forth in an ever more satisfying feast of imagination and memory. A MUST READ which should be on everyone’s lifetime reading list.
Haunting and nostalgic. Triggers a yearning for simpler times. Causes you to look forward to a time long forgotten.