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The Man in the Ceiling (Michael Di Capua Books) (edition 1995)

by Jules Feiffer (Author), Jules Feiffer (Illustrator)

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Title:The Man in the Ceiling (Michael Di Capua Books)
Authors:Jules Feiffer (Author)
Other authors:Jules Feiffer (Illustrator)
Info:HarperCollins (1995), Edition: 1st Harper Trophy Ed, 185 pages
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The Man in the Ceiling by Jules Feiffer

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Written and drawn by Jules Feiffer, one of the great cartoonists of the 20th century, this book is Jules' first book for children, and it follows his 14 collections of cartoons with the same deft wit and sarcastic sideways look at the world we live in. The man is a genius and this book is a work of his art.. ( )
  LFUMC | Jun 6, 2017 |
Kinda cute story about a 10 yo boy and the family that he doesn't quite fit into. Unfortunately most of the time the characters are losers, and I am just tired of reading about people who don't really try. Jimmy heroically tries to wake them up, but they're mostly self-absorbed and self-pitying. ( )
  Cheryl_in_CC_NV | Jun 6, 2016 |
Z wasn't feeling it. At all.
  beckydj | Oct 11, 2015 |
The Man in the Ceiling is a nice book about a changing family after watching a relative's broadway show. All the meanwhile, Jimmy, the main character, makes lots of cartoons. ( )
  meadert | Oct 31, 2012 |
The Man in the Ceiling is a great book for children ages 12 and older. The boy in the story is trying to find his identity and he is looking for support from his parents. He has never really been good at sports and he does not have a lot in common with his dad, or anyone in his family, except for his uncle. He is simply trying to figure out what works best for him and how he wants to live his life while still craving support from his family. I feel like a lot of older children would be able to relate to this story because they are at that age when they are trying to "find" themselves and figure out what they want and what they do not want. However, i feel this book is more for young boys than it is for young girls simply because it is told throught the young boy's point-of-view.
  cwoodrow | Apr 11, 2012 |
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Ages 8 & up. The first children's book both written and illustrated by cartoonist Feiffer is a funny, poignant and profoundly insightful look at the inner life of an artist, who also happens to be a young boy. Jimmy Jibbett loves drawing cartoons and hopes to be great some day--but first he must cope with a lack of privacy, a father who wishes he liked sports instead of drawing, a popular older boy who pressures him to sell out and his own urge to give up when he's failing. Just when Jimmy's starting to think that he's "doomed to be as much a flop as a cartoonist as he was as a boy," he finds a way to look at failure in a new light. In a starred review, Booklist called it "wickedly funny... reminiscent of Roald Dahl's edgy lampoons." In another starred review, Publishers Weekly declared it "one of the best books of the year."

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Although not very good at sports or in his schoolwork, Jimmy can draw and dreams of being a great cartoonist; that dream seems within reach when star athlete Charley Beemer suggests they create comics together.

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