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World-renowned fantasist Ray Bradbury has on several occasions stepped outside the arenas of horror, fantasy, and science fiction. An unabashed romantic, his first novel in 1957 was basically a love letter to his childhood. (For those who want to undertake an even more evocative look at the dark side of youth, five years later the author would write the chilling classic Something Wicked This Way Comes.)
Dandelion Wine takes us into the summer of 1928, and to all the wondrous and magical events in the life of a 12-year-old Midwestern boy named Douglas Spaulding. This tender, openly affectionate story of a young man's voyage of discovery is certainly more mainstream than exotic. No walking dead or spaceships to Mars here. Yet those who wish to experience the unique magic of early Bradbury as a prose stylist should find Dandelion Wine most refreshing. --Stanley Wiater --This text refers to the Mass Market Paperback edition.
This 1957 gem is the latest in Avon's ongoing series of Bradbury reprints. This sweet little hardcover features the full text of the novel?the story of one magical summer in the life of 12-year-old Douglas Spaulding?along with an introduction by the author. Without flash or best-sellerdom, Bradbury has emerged as one of this country's great writers, and libraries lacking a quality hardcover of his beloved novel should jump on this.
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I reread Dandelion Wine every summer to reaffirm my belief that summer is the greatest time in a child's life or for that matter any person's life!
Bradbury was a genius!
It took a while for me to get into the mood of the story but as it developed, the characters latched themselves onto me. I reminisced over my 12th year and the wonder of it.Published 16 days ago by Beverly Moore
Ray Bradbury has a way of not only making a esoteric plot line enjoyable to read, but builds up the momentum until suddenly you realize that you're on the last few pages.Published 24 days ago by Cassandra
This book is a treasure. I loved every page. I was transported in time to a pleasant summer of storiesPublished 1 month ago by K. Lauterback
What a great story! You're taken down all kinds of roads and perspectives. It's a great bookPublished 1 month ago by Sarah Leah
I am a Ray Bradbury fan do I loved this book. It is a good summer read.Published 1 month ago by StewartFam