Polly Shulman
October 20, 2006 AT 04:00 AM EDT

The young hero of Dandelion Wine, Ray Bradbury’s 1957 classic of hallucinatory Americana, haunts Farewell Summer, the autumnal sequel. Now 13, he leads a ”Great Army” of boys, faces down ghosts in a haunted house, suffers his first kiss, and takes on time itself — but the magic is symbolic, not literal.

For Fans of…
Sherwood Anderson and Bradbury.

Lowdown
Summer draws poignancy from the half century dividing it from Wine, but feels like an afterthought.

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