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The Man in the Ceiling #2020

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

  • Title: The Man in the Ceiling
  • Author: Jules Feiffer
  • ISBN: 9780062059079
  • Page: 345
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Man in the Ceiling By Jules Feiffer, 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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    1. Ay que bonito este libro I remember reading this in high school and being totally blown away Reading it as an adult definitely makes it resonate on a whole different level It goes really deep when talking about creativity, failure, being an artist, etc I also just loved the way it captures a child s view of adults always slightly suspicious and bewildered, as in, what is it with these grown ups En fin, this makes a great read and a great gift for any creative type If I could get a hold of Spanis [...]

    2. H tempos eu estava para ler um livro do Jules Feiffer e, rapaz, valeu a pena a espera Este um livro sens vel, sobre apego, carinho, inf ncia, voca o, fase adulta, aceita o, tudo Provavelmente um dos finais mais lindos que j li ou que eu j vi c

    3. I recently attended a conference on Learning and the Brain One of the speakers was Carol Dweck, a psychology professor at Stanford who has been doing breakthrough work on motivation and learning In her talk as well as in her book Mindsets she referred to two types of mindsets, fixed mindset and growth mindset Studies she s conducted show the benefits of a growth mindset, where the learner believes that intelligence is malleable and effort is the key to improving intelligence This bears a direct [...]

    4. To begin with, I think our library has this book in the wrong section It was in the Juvenile area,and after reading it, I really think to be appreciated you need to be at least a pre teen The author does a masterful job of introducing us to Jimmy and his artistic thoughts and struggles With excellent illustrations, the reader will fall in love with Jimmy Jimmy loves to draw comics, but his father considers it useless talents Jimmy finds that drawing for others isn t nearly as fun as doing it for [...]

    5. I think I picked this book up by accident thinking it was something else by a similar title Boy am I glad I did It was an easy read, and even one that didn t fully engage me for awhile However I was so pleased with how it ended and the feeling and message of the book Also feels very timely for me right now Would recommend this book for anyone.

    6. Beautiful, funny, and heartbreaking, as well completely uplifting in a way that isn t cheezy or overdone I wish I had books like this to read when I was young Instead I just read this one over and over and over.

    7. I remember having a strong reaction to this book in grade school, and I revisited it to see if it would hold up It does, and then some Jules Feiffer is best known for his illustrations for The Phantom Tollbooth , and his illustrations here are just as effective The feel is a bit of the melancholy parts of Roald Dahl, with family dynamics that feel perfectly true and also a little like a YA J.D Salinger He inhabits the inner life of the 10 year old protagonist It also feels a bit like The Little [...]

    8. This book was about a boy, whose family didn t understand him The boy loved doing art Jimmy, the boy wants to be a cartoonist someday but his parents think he is wasting his time How can he make his parents understand and his passion of art I rated this book a 4 out of 5 because it could of been funnier.Date Finished 10 18 17

    9. I read this once in grade school, and recently saw it sitting lonely on my shelves and decided to pick it up again as I needed something lighter, and I had mostly forgotten the plot.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 th [...]

    10. This book was surprising I don t use the word captivating or excellent, because it feels like you re stumbling through it until you find one page that you ve fallen in love with the entire thing The book revolves around a meta fictional play about a man who cannot feel, so he builds a robot girlfriend for himself that doesn t turn out the best and a boy who wants to be a cartoonist but hates drawing hands.The book seems goofy in somemost places, but very aware of its own goofiness, and that make [...]

    11. I found this book recommended somewhere online as being funny It is a 5.3 on the AR reading list I found a few things to enjoy from it and a lot of little things to hate about it I hate that the main character claims school is not important He wants to be a cartoonist someday, and he spends all his time sketching comic sequences None of his teachers can coax him into participating at all I would probably be okay with it if somewhere in the novel the boy learns that the core subject areas math, s [...]

    12. I am a writer and artist who found this little gem a rewarding affirmation When the disappointments come from critique and rejection, I think of Jimmy and how he grew I loved how Feiffer showed the variety of personalities that affect an artist the good and the bad I loved how we saw other artists and how they struggle with their work and demands for their time, and how the struggling never goes away I loved how Feiffer, a seasoned pro, drew as the boy, complete with misspellings and a simple wo [...]

    13. The Man in the Ceiling, an amusing and creatively rendered story of how every failure is a bit of future luck, follows Jimmy a budding comic book artist who yearns for the admiration of schoolyard critic Charley Beemer and Jimmy s uncle, who takes his crack at success on Broadway One of the novel s aspects that I particularly enjoy is the way in which Feiffer s narrator often addresses the reader directly, especially to offer commentary on the illustrations At one point, the narrator directs the [...]

    14. This is NOT a kids book, despite having pictures and being shelved in the children s section of the library It is, however, a simply brilliant book about kids Things it describes perfectly how all the kids want to be friends with the king of the school What a kid with an obsessive focus feels about school How a preteen is swept away with tantrums How a little sister seems to love the she is repulsed by her brother The passive neglect of a mother The desire to quit when things get hard The powe [...]

    15. THIS IS MY FAVORITE BOOK Exclusively.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 musica [...]

    16. The Man in the Ceiling 1993 by Jules Feiffer is the little tale of a little boy who loves to draw comics, figuring out whether or not its something that he sees fitful in his future It s definitely cute, humorous, and reminded me of the times when I used to lay stomach flat on the kitchen floors drawing away with Crayolas on college ruled paper Recommended read for those who love to draw comics.

    17. Two copies of this book have been sitting on my library shelf for years, along side Phantom Tollbooth A former librarian said they deserve their spot, and should stay that is, not be weeded discarded I respected her opinion The Man , and finally brought a copy home to read I was not disappointed, but am at a loss to think of student in my school that might enjoy it I ll try to wiggle in a pitch for it somewhereI wonder if students who like graphic novels might enjoy it

    18. One of the themes of this book is failure Jimmy is a aspiring cartoonist who thinks his father thinks he is a failure, just like his playwright Uncle Lester This book is enjoyable because though the characters change their opinions of each other several times through the novel, the changes are realistic I recommend this book to someone struggling with anything, because it reminds you that even small changes make a big difference.

    19. I re read this recently I remembered liking it, but I didn t really remember just how good it is The story beautiful illustrates with wry humor the struggles of being a child, of being an artist, and trying to find an outlet to express pain, anger, and powerlessness And, in a straight forward, non sugar coated way, it says flat out success means having to fail a couple hundred times first.

    20. I had been familiar with Jules Feiffer primarily as a cartoonist and playwrite, but this book showcases his talents with long form prose I wish I d read this book when I was an adolescent though I imagine a lot of the humor and character details would have gone over my head This is a very unique format the way it combines drawings with words, it s definitely inspired me to track down all the Jules Feiffer books I haven t yet read.

    21. An absolute classic, and one that should be required reading for every artist or aspiring artist Not only does Feiffer nail what it s really like to work in a creative field, but be has a keen eye for family dynamics as well The powerlessness that Jimmy the main character feels as the misunderstood middle child mirrors the artist s journey perfectly Buy it for the talented young person in your life, or just for your own inspiration.

    22. i absoluely adore this book Its a young adult book that I used to use to tutor middle school kids with the story is unique and touching about a boy becoming aware of his talents and gifts as an artist the book has comic book style chapters in it that the character created most definitely a feel good find your place in the world type book.

    23. Simple, fine I would rather have read something else, but I was on a train and puzzling over whether the man across from me was a Dutch spy, so this was adequate distraction It s the kind of very simple coming of age story that a certain sort of person gets very into cf Le Petit Prince , but I m just not in the right mood these days.

    24. I think this is one of the best books I ve ever read It s categorized as a children s book, but that s just because the narrator happens to be 10 and there s no sex or violence or difficult vocabulary in the book The messages about generosity in a family, handling criticism, and the importance of practice for improvement are delivered humorously and with heart by Feiffer.

    25. Jimmy just wants his dad to notice him But his dad refuses to even look at him Jimmy is different than his dad thinks he is He s not athletic, not a sports fan matter of fact Instead of Jimmy talking to his dad, he puts his feelings into his comics I reccomend this book to people who love to read comics.By, Zac Palmer

    26. This is one of those rare little books that you want to hug to your chest as soon as you finish It s sort of like an elementary school version of Stephen Sondheim s Sunday In The Park With George a sweet and reassuring look at the creative life, and the fears and rewards brought about by the blank page.

    27. This is, I think, the first book that I remember making me cry.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.

    28. This was one of my favorite books as a child, back when I was convinced I would be a great cartoonist someday After the death of the librarian who inspired me to become a librarian, too, this was given to me as a gift, so I read it for old time s sake It s the same copy that I used to borrow from my school s library, and it really means a lot to me to have it.

    29. The plot meandered a little and some plot points seemed to not develop or go anywhere The main character s story ended up resolving nicely and in a very toughing way It was very much in Feifer s voice and touched on the ways that adulthood subtly grinds a person down and a had wistfulness about youth.

    30. One of my all time favorite books Feiffer captures that part of being young where you know just enough to understand where you don t fit in, but not enough to know how to adjust to make it easier 20 years after reading it, I still quote parts of it.

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