Author(s): Ray Bradbury
The only god living in Green Town, Illinois, that Douglas Spaulding knew of.The facts about John Huff, aged twelve, are simple and soon stated.He could pathfind more trails than any Choctaw or Cherokee since time began.Could leap from the sky like a chimpanzee from a vine.Could live underwater two minutes and slide fifty yards downstream.Could hit baseballs into apple trees, knocking down harvests.Could jump six-foot orchard walls.Ran laughing.Sat easy.Was not a bully.Was kind.Knew the words to all the cowboy songs and would teach you if you asked.Knew the names of all the wild flowers and when the moon would rise or set and when the tides came in or out.He was, in fact, the only god living in the whole of Green Town, Illinois, during the twentieth century that Douglas Spaulding knew of.
'Bradbury has a remarkable range of intensity and vision' Sunday Times 'A haunting, nostalgic novel! DANDELION WINE is among the best of his earthbound works! He wrote about life on this planet in a richly poetic style that often makes the familiar world seem as fantastic and mysterious as the distant future or outer space.' Washington Post 'Bradbury at his best.' Washington Post Book World 'It is impossible not to admire the vigour of his prose, similes and metaphors constantly cascading from his imagination' Spectator 'No other writer uses language with greater originality and zest. he seems to be a American Dylan Thomas -- with dsicipline' Sunday Telegraph
Ray Bradbury has published some 500 short stories, novels, plays and poems since his first story appeared in Weird Tales when he was twenty years old. Among his many famous works are The Illustrated Man and The Martian Chronicles.