The Man In The Ceiling by Jules FeifferThe Man In The Ceiling by Jules Feiffer

The Man In The Ceiling

byJules Feiffer

Paperback | June 8, 1995

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Now planned as a Broadway musical from the Tony Award-winning producer of “Hamilton” and “Rent”!

From the Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist, playwright, screenwriter, and illustrator of The Phantom Tollbooth, Jules Feiffer, comes a witty story about following your dreams.

Jimmy is bad at sports and not much better at school, but he 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.

“Wickedly funny… reminiscent of Roald Dahl's edgy lampoons." ALA Booklist (starred review)

“A witty story that combines a comfortably oldfangled tone with up-to-the-minute characterizations and a playful use of graphics.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Jules Feiffer has won a number of prizes for his cartoons, plays, and screenplays, including the Pulitzer Prize for editorial cartooning. His books for children includeThe Man in the Ceiling,A Barrel of Laughs, A Vale of Tears, I Lost My Bear, Bark, George,andMeanwhile...He lives in New York City.In His Own Words..."I have been writing...
Title:The Man In The CeilingFormat:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.47 inPublished:June 8, 1995Publisher:HarperCollins

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0062059076

ISBN - 13:9780062059079

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12


From Our Editors

Although Jimmy is not good at sports and not much better in school, he can draw, and his greatest dream is to be a cartoonist. So when Charlie Beemer, the greatest pre-teen athlete in the history of Montclair, New Jersey, suggests that he and Jimmy create comics together, Jimmy can't believe that life will get any better!

Editorial Reviews

"One of those crossbreeds [a novel for children and adults], sharing a genre with such illustrious neighbors as Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and The Little Prince." (New York Times)