Farewell Summer

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Harper Voyager, Dec 1, 2008 - Boys - 166 pages
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A poignant and brilliant sequel to Dandelion Wine from the author of Fahrenheit 451

In Green Town Illinois, Douglas Spaulding is in the midst of a small civil war with the old pitted against the young in this, the second book in Bradbury's semi-fictionalised account of his childhood. As the school board's figure of authority Mr Calvin C. Quartermain attempts to outwit the boys at every turn, their antics increase and become ever more daring and mischevious. Once the shadow of winter draws across Green Town, the boys quickly realise that their enemy is not so much the senior members of their own community, but rather time itself which is ever ebbing away, just beyond the reach of their most daring trick yet: a bold attempt to sabotage the town's clock.

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A follow-up to Bradbury's 1957 novel,Dandelion Wine , this Tom Sawyer-meets-Peter Pan novella is creepier than the first book but retains the elegiac tone and lovely descriptions of 1920s boyhood. In ... Read full review

Farewell Summer by Ray Bradbury

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Bradbury’s clever ability to combine imagination and reality is what makes this short story a brilliant read. The antics of Douglas Spaulding, the leader of the revolution, and his young squadron make ... Read full review

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About the author (2008)

Ray Bradbury has published some 500 short stories, novels, plays and poems since his first story appeared in Weird Tales when he was twenty years old. Among his many famous works are The Illustrated Man and The Martian Chronicles.

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