• Title: Bartholomew Biddle and the Very Big Wind
  • Author: Gary Ross Matthew Myers
  • ISBN: 9780763649203
  • Page: 482
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Bartholomew Biddle and the Very Big Wind 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 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 hA 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

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    1. About the book: 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 d [...]

    2. Bartholomew Biddle and the Very Big Wind, written by Gary Ross and illustrated by Matthew Myers, is the story of a boy that is tired of an ordinary life. He takes a chance to harness a wild wind one night, and uses a bed-sheet and the wind to take a ride on the breeze. Soon he is off, high above his town and far beyond. At the mercy of the wind Bartholomew meets up with pirates, a gray boarding school, and a cove lacking any wind. Can he recapture the wind and find a way home?Bartholomew Biddle [...]

    3. This book will remain in a very special place for me. It's about dreaming. Not literal dreaming, mind you. But that innocence that contains the possibility that anything is possible to do, if you only have the guts to try. I love that this book was entirely written in poetry. In a few places you could tell it was forced a little, but that didn't take away from my enjoyment of the book. The illustrations are BEA-utiful. It's wide and about a hundred pages, so it took a few sittings to read. It's [...]

    4. This book was an unexpected treasure! One day Bartholomew feels a wind rattle through his room andhe grabs a sheet and explores the world. From pirate encounters to making new friends. The reader follows Bidfle on a glorious adventure. The illusrrations by Myers really capture the mood of the story. An amazing read!

    5. Bartholomew Biddle is a boy who hated math and loved adventure but finds himself being swept up by his trusty bedsheet and a powerful gust of wind. As Bart travels and meets new friends in strange lands he must decide where he truly belongs among pirates, pilots, parents, and friends. What will he do when he finds himself where the wind doesn't blow-will he return home? Ross's story follows this fantastic story as Bartholomew questions the role of pleasure, persistence, and adventure in boyhood. [...]

    6. Bartholomew Biddle’s ordinary life is about to change. When a crazy strong wind blows through his neighborhood, bending the trees and shaking his house, he wonders what it would be like to fly away. He grabs a bed sheet and throws open his window and the wind grabs him, carrying him high above the rooftops. When an even bigger gust comes along, Bart finds himself thrust upward and eventually comes to rest in a palm tree. Even better? Below him are a band of pirates! When it’s time to move on [...]

    7. OMG! I love, love, LOVE this BOOK! It's a must read for kids, to read to your kids, or just give it as a gift! I can't gush enough about this book. I even had to pick one up for my niece and nephew to enjoy. The story is about a boy, who one day decides to grab his bed-sheet, catch a wind, and fly away on a great adventure. Along the way he meets different and interesting people, that in some way changes his view upon the world. This story is written in rhyme which I believe not only made it eas [...]

    8. Bored with his everyday existence, a young boy uses his bed sheet to catch the wind and fly off on some pretty nifty adventures. Along the way he meets some very friendly pirates, visits a regimented boarding school in a very sad town, and is pulled into a canyon where he meets Amelia Earhart and spends some time chatting and sitting on the wing of her plane. The story, told in rhyming text, is charming and captures every child's fantasy of being able to fly. I wondered, though, as I read it, ju [...]

    9. A beautiful story in verse about taking chances and growing up. The final page brought a tear to my eye, as it talks about letting kids fly and discover the world and themselves. The illustrations were wonderful. Could be used for a creative writing unit - where would you go? what would you do? would you be brave like Bart, or reluctant to try like Densy? What does the town Bart lands in mean to you in your life? Would you stay there? Would you try to go as soon as you could?Stuff like that.

    10. Decided to classify this beautifully illustrated book as novel in verse rather than poetry because of its length and the fact that their are seven sections or chapters. A boy decides to ride the wind on his sheet and with that he is carried through all parts of the world, experiencing adventures that would never be possible if he didn't take the risk. The last few lines sum up the theme:That the best thing a mom Or a dad ought todoWas to let kids take offAnd let go of their hand, And just watch [...]

    11. This is a really cute story. I read it aloud to my kids (10/12 yrs old) and their cousins (8-11 yrs old) and they enjoyed it. The adventure of it and wonder of flying really caught our imaginations. But the poetry of it also prompted my 12 yr old to declare that the writing was so clever and cool because it had so much depth and rhythm. It took longer than I thought to read it but it was worth it. The art is beautiful. And the story has some surprise twists to it, too!

    12. All children like rhyming stories and they will like this one. It creates wonderful visualization, both through words and pictures, along with a good flow to a rhyming story (with a few minor blips along the way). Students also like stories in poetry format and this story does a good job of holding one's attention and imagination. This title is one that I would add to my upper elementary school library. It would also fit nicely in lower elementary as well.

    13. I'll admit that 96 pages of rhyming verse tends to get old a lot faster than I anticipated and while the story does have some charm it seemed to ramble on and on without enough focus. Wonderful illustrations, though many pages are without any at all and I suspect if you were reading this to a child you might lose their interest. It was okay, but not a book I'd recommend except for fans of long rambling rhymed verse.

    14. This was another book recommended to me by my meant-to-be teacher roommate. As an English major and having a great love of fantasy in poetry, this book made for a great read. The illustrations that go along with this are absolutely incredible as well. There are even some pages that don't have any images on them. It really punctuates the words on those pages. Loved it!

    15. Old-fashioned verse won't appeal to many kids, but loved the surprise of meeting a familiar character later in the book. Not sure about the use of the word "Sherpa" or the scotch-swilling golfer and rum-drinkin' pirates.

    16. Would have benefitted from editing greatly. Too long, lots of unnecessary stanzas. Few children will have the patience to make it thru. Can perhaps spread out over several nights as a bedtime story, but not really that compelling to devote so much time on it.

    17. Incredible & wonderful! Allegorical and adventurious, serious,sweet, funny and just a great book. This is one I definitely want to share with both children and grown up children.

    18. I liked the old-fashioned feel of this adventurous epic poem, but I need to share it with my students and see what they think of it.

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