“Instead of little boys, dandelions had
come out to play, their furry heads
swaying to flower music and their tiny
leaves waving him a hello…”
Dandelions(2019) will be a delight for anyone interested in the simple joys of childhood. Charlie Taylor is a little boy who believes adventure will always be found around the next corner. He inadvertently discovers one of Nature’s secrets in the field where he normally plays with his friends, and then hurries home to share this new knowledge with his mother.
Told in vivid, modern stanzas,Dandelionsis a gently unfolding tale about the innocence of childhood and the wonders of Nature. Setting this story in rural Spring, TX, where Johnston grew up, allowed her to create a lovely, realistic yet magical backdrop to this long poem.
This is Johnston’s third book of poetry. She is also the author ofCosmogony(2019), a…