In the deceiving warmth of earliest October, civil war has come to Green Town, Illinois, an age-old conflict pitting the young against the elderly for control of the clock that ticks their lives ever forward. The graying forces of school board despot Mr. Calvin C. Quartermain have declared total war on thirteen-year-old Douglas Spaulding and his downy-cheeked cohorts. The boys, in turn, plan and execute daring campaigns, matching old Quartermain's experience and cunning with their youthful enthusiasm and devil-may-care determination to hold on forever to childhood's summer. Yet time must ultimately be the victor, as life waits in ambush to assail young Spaulding with its powerful mysteries—the irresistible ascent of manhood, the sweet surrender of a first kiss . . .
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Farewell summerUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
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 BradburyUser Review - the never-ending library UK - aNobii
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