Dandelion wine : a novel /

by Bradbury, Ray.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Avon Books, 1999Edition: 1st ed.Description: xiv, 267 p. ; 19 cm.ISBN: 0380977265 :.Title notes: c.1 $15.00 7-99Subject(s): City and town life -- Illinois -- Fiction | Illinois -- Fiction | Science fiction
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Adult Collection Adult Science Fiction SF BRA 1999 Available 39270001928542

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<p>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.</p> <p>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.</p> <p>Come and savor Ray Bradbury's priceless distillation of all that is eternal about boyhood and summer.</p>

"With an introduction by the author"--Jacket.

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Library Journal Review

Bradbury's (www.raybradbury.com) 1957 semiautobiographical novel, after which a crater on the moon is named, captures the very heart and soul of childhood, from terror of the dark to the delight of running in new sneakers. Set in 1928 Illinois, the tale revolves around the summertime adventures of a 12-year-old boy. Owing both to Bradbury's storytelling skills and Audie Award winner Stephen Hoye's excellent rendering of the characters, these adventures will translate to listeners as shared memories. Highly recommended for all libraries and the many kids-no matter what age-they serve. [Robert Fass reads Bradbury's sequel to this novel, Farewell Summer (2006), available from AudioGO; an alternate unabridged recording of Dandelion Wine, read by Paul Michael Garcia, is concurrently available from Blackstone Audio.-Ed.]-Theresa Connors, Arkansas Tech Univ. Lib., -Russellville (c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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