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

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?

About the Author

After a twenty-year career as an award-winning art director, Matthew Myers discovered his true vocation illustrating picture books. His works for Roaring Brook Press include "Tyrannosaurus Dad" and "A Is for Musk Ox." He lives and works in North Carolina.

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