Random House, Inc. 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 boy named Douglas Spaulding—remembered forever by the incomparable Ray Bradbury.
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Baker & Taylor In the unusual world of Green Town, Illinois, a twelve-year-old boy discovers the wonders of reality and the power of imagination during the summer of 1928