Bartholomew Biddle and the Very Big Wind

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Bartholomew Biddle and the Very Big Wind

By Gary Ross; Matthew Myers (Illustrator)

Candlewick Press (MA), Hardcover, 9780763649203, 92pp.

Publication Date: November 13, 2012

Description
A soaring bedsheet carries a young boy on three incredible adventures in this compelling debut by acclaimed film director Gary Ross.
Bartholomew Biddle's life has always been pretty ordinary, but when a huge wind blows past his window one night, he feels the call of adventure and he can t resist the urge to grab his bedsheet and catch a ride. Soon he's soaring far above his little town, heading wherever the wind takes him After spending time on an island full of pleasure-seeking pirates and at a prep school that boasts a hundred shades of gray, Bart finds himself in a mysterious cove where the wind doesn t blow. Stuck, Bart is forced to face the fact that his flying days might be over. Will he ever get home again?


Praise For Bartholomew Biddle and the Very Big Wind

With a seductively Seuss-ean cadence, Ross’s verse adventure delightfully dares young and old to seize the day.
—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

Ross’s screenwriter background serves his debut well—this novella-in-verse boasts engaging characters, a sturdy plot, and the never-fail enchantment of flying. . . . It’s not hard to imagine this on a big screen.
—Publishers Weekly