Dandelion Wine is by Ray Bradbury. The summer of 1928 in Green Town, Illinois as seen through the eyes of 12-year-old Douglas Spaulding. Bradbury allows us to experience a magic summer through the eyes of youth. We meet many residents of the town and see their interactions with each other, not only through their eyes, but through the eyes of a child. For older adults, this story will evoke memories of summers from their own youth. For younger readers, this book is a magic trip through time to the world of their parents and grandparents. A beautifully written story for all ages and times. A true classic!
Ratings: 8th grade - AC (some mature thematic content).