More info Bright, fantastic summer of 1928: twelve-year-old Douglas Spaulding keeps records of the events of that summer, which add up to separate stories, grotesque distortions of the ordinary everyday life of the small town where Douglas and his family live. Everything there seems to be not what it is, and the power of children’s imagination creates a new reality that cannot be distinguished from fiction. Growing out of individual stories, filigree in their lyricism, the novel Dandelion Wine is a classic chronicle of Ray Bradbury’s childhood, a window to the creative world the writer who created such masterpieces of world literature as «The Martian Chronicles» and «Fahrenheit 451». «Hold the summer in the palm of your hand, pour the summer into a glass, very tiny, of course, because children are supposed to have a tiny sip with a bitter taste; take a sip of summer from a glass — and the season will change in your veins.» Abstract Enter the bright world of a twelve-year-old boy and live with him one summer filled with joyful and sad, mysterious and disturbing events; summer, when amazing discoveries are made every day, the main of which is that you are alive, you breathe, you feel! «Dandelion Wine» by Ray Bradbury is a classic that entered the golden fund of world literature. 5 reasons to read 1. One of the most famous works of the author, it is included in numerous lists of books that must be read. 2. «Dandelion Wine» is a book about a bright and sunny childhood, which, like summer, cannot last forever. 3. This is an almost autobiographical thing — childhood impressions and moods of a cult science fiction writer. 4. If dandelion wine is summer corked in a bottle, then Bradbury’s book is childhood in a story. 5. Despite the light syllable and sunny mood, the book raises acute issues that a child faces and lives in its own way: adversity, poverty, death.