Bartholomew Biddle and the Very Big Wind

Author(s): Gary Ross

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A soaring bed sheet carries a young boy on three incredible adventures in this compelling debut by acclaimed film director Gary Ross. It was a cold bitter wind, and it blew ...and it blew...It blew through the trees and the little town, too. 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 bed sheet 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 grey, 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? An exciting debut by Gary Ross, acclaimed director of "Seabiscuit", "Pleasantville" and "The Hunger Games" (DVD will be released autumn 2012). It features full-colour artwork throughout by up-and-coming illustrator Matthew Myers. It is an epic adventure for the whole family, told entirely in rhyme. This edition is jacketed.


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

Gary Ross is a critically-acclaimed screenwriter, director, and producer who has been nominated for four Academy Awards[registered]. 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' best-selling dystopian trilogy. Gary Ross has also served as President of the Board of Commissioners for the Los Angeles Public Library, as well as on the boards of many other organizations. Bartholomew Biddle and the Very Big Wind is his first children's book. Gary Ross lives in Los Angeles with his family. Matthew Myers is the illustrator of many books for young readers, including Tyrannosaurus Dad by Liz Rosenberg and Clink by Kelly DiPucchio. Matthew Myers lives in Brooklyn, New York.

General Fields

  • : 9780763649203
  • : Candlewick Press,U.S.
  • : Candlewick Press,U.S.
  • : September 2012
  • : 280mm X 200mm
  • : United States
  • : November 2012
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 96
  • : Matthew Myers
  • : Hardback
  • : Gary Ross