Dandelion Wine Characters

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Douglas Spaulding, age 12, is the main character in the novel. Douglas has never traveled outside the small community of Green Town so in essence it is his whole world. He is content in this world, with a secure, loving family environment, good friends, familiar comforts, and small town intrigue. On the first day of summer, 1928, Douglas discovers that he is truly alive. With this new awareness, he keeps a journal of old rites and new adventures and revelations. The discovery has awakened all his senses and makes him appreciate his world in a new way, including the delicate balance between man and nature. At the same time, the summer brings unexpected changes that shake his foundation and childlike perspective. While the discovery of life leaves Douglas' head reeling with joy, experiencing the power of death - people, friendships, and traditions - makes him depressed and unsettled. His...

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