Bartholomew Biddle And The Very Big Wind by Gary RossBartholomew Biddle And The Very Big Wind by Gary Ross

Bartholomew Biddle And The Very Big Wind

byGary RossIllustratorMatthew Myers

Hardcover | November 13, 2012

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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?
Gary Ross is a critically acclaimed screenwriter, director, and producer who has been nominated for four Academy Awards. His films include Big, Dave, Pleasantville, Seabiscuit, and The Tale of Despereaux. Most recently, he directed The Hunger Games, the first movie based on Suzanne Collins's best-selling dystopian trilogy. He has also ...
Title:Bartholomew Biddle And The Very Big WindFormat:HardcoverDimensions:96 pages, 11.39 × 8.25 × 0.56 inPublished:November 13, 2012Publisher:Candlewick PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0763649201

ISBN - 13:9780763649203


Editorial Reviews

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 WeeklyMyers' bold, vibrantly hued oil illustrations add a dynamic touch, alternating between full spreads and spot illustrations that highlight key details from the text.—Bulletin of the Center for Children's BooksThis book uses poetic text and beautiful illustrations to follow the adventures of a young boy as he uses his bed sheet to fly...With the emphasis that Common Core Standards place on reading closely, this book provides a good opportunity to dig deeper...The book will be enjoyed on many levels.—Library Media ConnectionThe abrupt scene changes, plot, and wonderful characters suggest a movie script. This story would make a great one!—School Library JournalWith the rhythm of a tight-knit poem and a sweeping sense of adventure, this is a tale of a boy curious and brave enough to fly (literally) like a kite over his sleepy little town, and beyond. It features intricate illustrations by Matthew Myers. Sure to become a classic.—USA TodayWonderful textured oil paintings by Matthew Myers give a feeling of old-fashioned drama to this rhyming story told in the modern vernacular.—Wall Street JournalBARTHOLOMEW BIDDLE AND THE VERY BIG WIND is a fun and exciting read, perfect for reading aloud.—