"An endearing classic of childhood memories of an idyllic
midwestern summer from the celebrated author of 'Farenheit 451'.
""He stood at the open window in the dark, took a deep breath and
exhaled. The street lights, like candles on a black cake, went out.
He exhaled again and again and the stars began to vanish. Douglas
smiled. He pointed a finger. There, and there. Now over here, and
here! Yellow squares were cut in the dim morning earth as house
lights winked slowly on. A sprinkle of windows came suddenly alight
miles off in dawn country. 'Everyone yawn. Everyone up.'"" In the
backwaters of Illinois, Douglas Spaulding's grandfather makes an
intoxicating brew from harvested dandelions. 'Dandelion Wine' is a
quirky, breathtaking coming-of-age story from one of science
fiction's greatest writers. Distilling his experiences into ""Rites
& Ceremonies"" and ""Discoveries & Revelations"", the young
Spaulding wistfully ponders over magical tennis shoes, and machines
for every purpose from time travel to happiness and silent travel.
Based upon Bradbury's own experiences growing up in Waukegan in the
1920s, 'Dandelion Wine' is a heady mixture of fond memory,
forgiveness, magic, the imagination and above all, of summers that
seemed to go on forever. "