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Dandelion Wine Download Î 104 Å The summer of '28 was a vintage season for a growing boy A summer of green apple trees mowed lawns and new sneakers Of half burnt firecrackers of gathering dandelions of Grandma's belly busting dinner It was a summer of sorrows and marvels and gold fuzzed bees A magical timeless summer in the life of a twelve year old bAl timeless summer in the life of a twelve year old boy named Douglas Spaulding remembered forever by the incomparable Ray BradburyWoven into the novel are the following short stories Illumination Dandelion Wine Summer in the Air Season of Sitting The Happiness Machin. I want to feel all there is to feel he thought Let me feel tired now let me feel tired I mustn't forget I'm alive I know I'm alive I mustn't forget it tonight or tomorrow or the day after that Ray Bradbury Dandelion Wine Ingredients1 uart yellow dandelion blossoms well rinsed 1 gallon boiling water 1 25 ounce package active dry yeast 1 orange sliced 1 lemon sliceDirectionsPlace dandelion blossoms in the boiling water and allow to stand for 4 minutes Remove and discard the blossoms and let the water cool to 90 degrees F 32 degrees CStir in the yeast sugar orange slices and lemon slice; pour into a plastic fermentor and attach a fermentation lock Let the wine ferment in a cool area until the bubbles stop 10 to 14 days Siphon the wine off of the lees and strain through cheesecloth before bottling in uart sized sterilized canning jars with lids and rings Age the wine at least a week for best flavorReviewPeriodically this year I've been revisiting the great novels of my youth I can't escape Ray Bradbury He was the Michael Chabon of my childhood He taught me to see magic in seasons and find miracles in the ordinary moments in the day This is another Bradbury reread from 30 years ago that has improved with age Add sugar and nostalgia and time Let life ferment you for 30 years Come back to his delicate nuanced prose Read his sweet notes of youth of a past infused with both sunshine and magic and see if you don't add a couple stars to your re read Reading this on the Fourth of July was nearly perfect This book bookended a day filled with family BBs fireworks community festivals apple pie and icecream The book bottles youth Summer Americana etc It is a love note to being alive being young and flirting with the knowledge that life IS fleating Summer ends friends move loved ones die and there are no machine of happiness Just 93 days 15 hours and 38 minutes of Summer in 2017 to be absorbed one day one smell one word at a time stolen wholecloth from one Internet receipe machine or another Look for the one that is smoking

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E The Night The Lawns of Summer Season of Disbelief The Last the Very Last The Green Machine The Trolley Statues The Window The Swan The Whole Town's Sleeping Goodbye Grandma The Tarot Witch Hotter Than Summer Dinner at Dawn The Magical Kitchen Green Wine for Dreaming. Recently while moving bookcases books and furniture around I came across my copy of Dandelion Wine I had read it once years ago during my own personal Golden Age of Science Fiction ages 8 to 16 Now was a good time as any to revisit this novel Bradbury had been marked incorrectly in my mind as a sci fi writer on the same level as Heinlein or AsimovHe's not a hard core I Robot type of sci fi writer really More like a fantasy writer who touched on sci fi themesAnd he's in his own league There haven't been many authors like Bradbury heart of a poet imagination as great as any and a style that is both comfortable and familiar to the reader and yet is still uniueDandelion Wine is in my opinion the most 'poetical' of anything I've read by himIt's a pean to childhood joys and fears a story of the rite of passage from young child to a aware young man The town fictional of Green Town is a nod to Bradbury's real home town of Waukegan Illinois as seen from the eyes of Douglas Spaulding a 12 year old boy learning he is alive and mortal all in one summerThe novel is a series of short stories about the town and its people told mostly through Douglas or his younger brother Tom The Happiness Machine the Green Machine the old tarot witch friends moving away old ways coming to an end new ways being noticed and sometimes an old way being restored death and life all parade past on the pages of this luminous novel The Summer of 1928 is perfectly bottled and stored in the cellar just waiting for someone to come down open the cap and breathe deep of the golden light and let the feelings play around like incandescent beetles scattering in the bright summer sunIt is nostalgic without being maudlin or self pitying It is magical without being vulgar and ostentatious It bobs and weaves around the darkness and light of being alive of being young or old and always at the center of being humanBradbury is a master storyteller He is at the top of his game as he casts a spell about the rite of passage for Douglas as he progresses from a simple child to be a complex and self reflecting young manI really can't give this book enough praise It's delightful and thought provoking The themes are all known but they are expressed with such skill and care that they don't feel old Rather like the streets around your home after a spring rain You know them yes but they are refreshed and cleanI encourage you to get a copy and read it

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Dandelion WineThe summer of '28 was a vintage season for a growing boy A summer of green apple trees mowed lawns and new sneakers Of half burnt firecrackers of gathering dandelions of Grandma's belly busting dinner It was a summer of sorrows and marvels and gold fuzzed bees A magic. The only reason I gave this book five stars was because I couldn't give it five thousandI can't express how beautiful this book is I've never cried so hard no not even when Mrs Johnson read us Where the Red Fern Grows in the third grade nor have I felt so much love from a bunch of grouped together sixty year old courier fonted words I've never been scared than I was by the possibility of the Lonely One being just around the corner hiding in the shadows I've never thought so much about my own mortality without running away from the subject in fear and forced naivete I've never felt fulfilled by a reading experience on both an intellectual and spiritual level as I was with Dandelion WineRead it I beg of you Your life will be better for it