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.
About the Author
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 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.