Farewell Summer

Farewell Summer

Book - 2006
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In this sequel to Dandelion wine, written fify years later, thirteen-year-old Douglas Spaulding and his friends learn much from the older people in their town as the boys spend the summer growing into the next stage of their lives.
Publisher: New York : HarperCollins, c2006.
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780061131547
0061131547
Branch Call Number: FIC Bradb
Characteristics: 211 pages

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JSSebastian
Oct 08, 2014

If you haven't read Dandelion Wine, stop what you are doing and go get a copy. Dandelion Wine is a beautiful full bodied, well-aged reminiscences of the life as a young boy in the late 1920’s in small town America (but no matter who you are, you should enjoy it). Now, after you’ve read Dandelion Wine, Farewell Summer is a little less magical but still a beautiful look at the desire to hold on to youth. Ray Bradbury is true to form, quietly wise and deeply poetic and always with a touch of magic. While the story does not take the side steps to visit other characters like the first novel, it is an engaging journey none-the-less. If you are fan of the original, you should not miss this chance to visit the old haunts again which will leave with a less bittersweet flavor in the end.

graphiste Jan 10, 2010

Not as magical as the original story Dandelion Wine, but a satisfying sequel nonetheless from an older, wiser author.

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