The Man in the Ceiling
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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I will start by saying how much I LOVE Jules Feiffer's illustrations. I became aware of him because he did the illustrations for The Phantom Tollbooth, which is still probably my favorite book of all time. I have been reading it since I was in third grade and it remains, and probably will remain the book I have read ...more
My mother bought it for my brother, I think. I ended up reading it. I don't remember much about it, honestly, but I remember re-reading it a few years after my first reading. And then a third time in my early teens. And then just today I thought of it, apropos of nothing. So it definitely stuck with me, yes.
If that is not recommendation enough,
this book has comics, anecdotal stories, musical theatre, and is inspirational.
It is about Jimmy, whose name I still can't spell after the 7 times I've read this book, who wants to be a cartoonist. He has a hard time getting to know his dad and sister or any of the kids at school, who like sports, are loud, and don't quite appreciate his art. The only person who does appreciate his art is his uncle Lester, who writes mu ...more
but i cant really tell how the book is like. i forgot most of it, even do i re-read it later.