The Man in the Ceiling

Jules Feiffer (Author)
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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)

Product Details

Price: $9.99
Publisher: HarperCollins
Published Date: June 08, 1995
Pages: 185
Dimensions: 6.0 X 0.6 X 8.9 inches | 0.9 pounds
Language: English
Type: Paperback
ISBN: 9780062059079
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About the Author

Jules Feiffer is an American syndicated cartoonist and author, who is considered the most widely read satirist in the country. He won the Pulitzer Prize in 1986 as America's leading editorial cartoonist, and in 2004 he was inducted into the Comic Book Hall of Fame. He wrote the animated short Munro, which won an Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film in 1961. The Library of Congress has recognized his "remarkable legacy," from 1946 to the present, as a cartoonist, playwright, screenwriter, adult and children's book author, illustrator, and art instructor.


"The Pulitzer Prize-winner's splendidly energetic line drawings capture his characters' angst, anger and exuberance?. Wonderfully wise."--"School Library Journal""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""Wickedly funny."--"Booklist"