Friday, June 26, 2009

Book for July: Dandelion Wine

We'll be reading Dandelion Wine by Ray Bradbury, for July. While Bradbury is mostly known for his science fiction and horror novels, Dandelion Wine is neither.

Dandelion Wine is the story of a summer in 1928, seen through the eyes of a twelve year old boy. 1928 is an interesting time. Automobiles are still new, and especially in Small Town Midwest, novel and a little scary. There are traveling performers, grandmothers, kids, pets, inventors, families, and all the wonders of three months out of school, for a boy.

It's an episodic novel, so it's easy to read in chunks. Read a bit now, skim that one, and really get involved in this part here...

Pick up your copy now, and start reading! It's a great summer read.

Regular Print Book

Large Print Book

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

this book stinks i had to read it for summer reading thank god for cliff notes

Susan said...

I can really see how a student would find this book very dull. If you want a REAL snoozer, read Winesburg Ohio! (It's really a great book, but it can also cure most forms of insomnia for some people.) I wonder if you have to be at least middle aged to appreciate Dandelion Wine?