Dandelion Wine is halfway between being a novel and a series of scenes that together make up a vintage season: a summer of green apple trees, new-mown 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. It’s a magical, timeless summer in Green Town, Illinois: a junk man who saved lives; a pair of shoes that could make you run as fast as a deer; a wax witch that could tell real fortunes; a man who almost wrecked happiness by building a happiness machine. A magical, timeless summer in the life of twelve-year-old Douglas Spaulding, who is very much at home in this extraordinary world… Cover art by Bruce Pennington.