Bartholomew Biddle and the Very Big Wind (Hardcover)

By Gary Ross, Matthew Myers (Illustrator)
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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?

About the Author




Matthew Myers was created in rural Oregon. After being programmed in fine arts and graphic arts at the Museum Art School in Portland, he functioned quite satisfactorily for twenty years as an advertising art director. He now paints and illustrates in Brooklyn, New York.

Praise For…


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

Product Details
ISBN: 9780763649203
ISBN-10: 0763649201
Publisher: Candlewick Press (MA)
Publication Date: November 13th, 2012
Pages: 92
Language: English