The Man in the Ceiling by Jules Feiffer
(Michael Di Capua Books)

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He's bad at sports and not much better at school, but Jimmy sure can draw terrific cartoons. And his dream'like that of his Uncle Lester, who writes flop Broadway musicals'is to be recognized for what he loves doing most.

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About Jules Feiffer

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Jules Feiffer was born on January 26, 1929. While working as a cartoonist, his work appeared in The New Yorker, Esquire, Playboy, The Nation, and The New York Times. He won a Pulitzer Prize for his editorial cartooning in The Village Voice in 1986. His other awards include a George Polk Award for his cartoons; an Obie Award for the play Little Murders; an Oscar for the anti-military short subject animation, Munro; and Lifetime Achievement Awards from the Writers Guild of America and the National Cartoonist Society. He is currently focusing on writing and illustrating books for children and young adults including The Man in the Ceiling, A Room with a Zoo and Bark, George! He has been a professor at the Yale School of Drama, Northwestern University, Dartmouth, and Stony Brook Southampton College. Feiffer has been honored with major retrospectives at the New York Historical Society, the Library of Congress and The School of Visual Arts.
 
Published November 19, 1993 by HarperCollins. 32 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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In his first children's book, a noted cartoonist and playwright wisely essays what he's always done best--a satirical, somewhat jaundiced take on the contemporary human condition, exemplified here by aspiring cartoonist Jimmy Jibbett and his family.

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Feiffer--the noted cartoonist and playwright, and the illustrator of The Phantom Tollbooth --makes his debut as a children's author with a witty story that combines a comfortably oldfangled tone with

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Then Charley Beemer, a prodigally popular older boy, starts supplying Jimmy with ideas, commissioning him to do a series that Jimmy finds revolting and that points up Jimmy's fatal flaw--his inability to draw hands.

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Feiffer's debut as a children's book author concerns a boy who expresses himself by making comic books;

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