November 11, 2012

Bartholomew Biddle and the Very Big Wind

cover image of Bartholomew Biddle and the Very Big Wind
Gary Ross

Bartholomew Biddle, age 10, grabs the sheet off his bed and uses it as a parachute to soar into the night sky. First he lands in a tropical island where he befriends sweet and generous pirates. Next he meets Densmore, a young boy who longs to fly. His last adventure takes him to a canyon full of pilots who have flown off-course. This witty novella has a Dr. Seuss-like rhyme scheme and colorful oil painting illustrations. Author Ross, the screenwriter for Big, Seabiscuit, and The Hunger Games, has created a fast-moving tale about the potential for greatness in each child. Ages 6-10