Dandelion Wine

Dandelion Wine

by Ray Bradbury
Publisher: Avon Books
Reprint, ©1999, ISBN: 9780380977260
Hardcover, 288 pages
List Price: $18.99 Sale Price: $16.14

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.

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Exodus Rating:
FLAWS: Some young boy naughtiness
Summary: This semi-autobiographical novel about a boy growing up in the Midwest just before the Great Depression is beautifully written.

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