Dandelion Wine

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Bantam Books, 1976 - Fiction - 239 pages
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The summer of '28 was a vintag season for a growing boy. A summer of green apple trees, mowed lawns, and new sneakers. Of half-burnt firecrackers, of gathering dandelions, of Grandma's belly-busting dinner. It was a summer of sorrows and marvels and gold-fuzzed bees. A magical, timeless summer in the life of a twelve-year-old boy named Douglas Spaulding--remembered forever by the incomparable Ray Bradbury.

"Bradbury is an authentic original." -- "Time"

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User Review  - BookConcierge - LibraryThing

This was not what I was expecting. I thought it would be more about Douglas and his summer of dandelion wine. But it was about all the people in the town - almost like a collection of short stories. Themes include aging, lost youth, horror, tenderness, wonder. Read full review

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User Review  - deldevries - LibraryThing

This is a book to be savored and enjoyed bit by bit. A delightfully written series of short stories with a thread that runs between many chapters. The prose is excellent and keeps your attention. A worthy read! Read full review

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About the author (1976)

Ray Bradbury is America's foremost writer of science fiction and fantasy. Among his most popular adult books are Fahrenheit 451, The Martian Chronicles, The Illustrated Man, Dandelion Wine, and Death is a Lonely Business. In addition, he has written several books for children, including Switch on the Night.

He lives in Los Angeles.

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