Search Results: "Jules Feiffer"


BOOK REVIEW

MEANWHILE by Jules Feiffer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 30, 1997

"Children will chortle. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Ignoring his mother's increasingly irritated summonses, and noting that a boxed ``meanwhile'' in his comic books always signals a change of scene, Raymond tries writing the word on his bedroom wall—and drops into an exciting pirate adventure. Read full book review >

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RUPERT CAN DANCE by Jules Feiffer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 5, 2014

"A happy romp for terpsichorean cat lovers. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A feline and his girl become a dancing duo. Read full book review >

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THE MAN IN THE CEILING by Jules Feiffer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 30, 1993

"Wordy—like being buttonholed by a witty, but garrulous, raconteur—but fun. (Fiction. 8-12)"
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. Read full book review >

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I’M NOT BOBBY! by Jules Feiffer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"Some adults will object to Bobby's emotional excesses, and others will object to the mother's screams and threats, but plenty of youngsters who are wild things at heart will eat this up. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Golden-brown puppy George had his own existential difficulties finding his voice in Feiffer's last offering (Bark, George!, 1999). Read full book review >

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COUSIN JOSEPH by Jules Feiffer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 26, 2016

"Expertly off-kilter."
In this prequel to his graphic novel, Kill My Mother (2014), Feiffer delivers another noir fever dream, sending America right to the top of the flagpole with a hard-boiled, lyrical punch of immigrant stories, labor relations, and the almighty dollar. Read full book review >

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THE DADDY MOUNTAIN by Jules Feiffer
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2004

"Surely not. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Another crowd-pleaser from Feiffer, this one featuring a surprisingly (for him) non-neurotic child who takes on a tricky challenge: climbing her standing father. Read full book review >

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THE HOUSE ACROSS THE STREET by Jules Feiffer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2002

"Despite the subtlety of the message and the even-more-subtle conclusion, children and former children are likely to wince at how exactly the author has once again captured a common childhood tune. (Picture book. 6-8)"
After veering off-key in By the Side of the Road (not reviewed), Feiffer bounces back into perfect pitch with another fretful, all-too-familiar litany. Read full book review >

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I LOST MY BEAR by Jules Feiffer
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1998

"An energetically drawn, comically exaggerated reprise of a universal domestic experience. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Following her mother's advice to "think like a detective," a desperate child searches her gloriously cluttered room and everywhere else for her lost bear. Read full book review >

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A BARREL OF LAUGHS, A VALE OF TEARS by Jules Feiffer
FICTION
Released: Nov. 30, 1995

"Tom also visits some other books, including The Phantom Tollbooth (1961)—an appropriate conjuring, as this mixture of allegory and urbane, self-conscious literary doodling will appeal to the same audience. (Fiction. 10+)"
Callow Prince Roger sets out eagerly on a quest and finds a few adventures, a lot of friends, a damsel or two in distress (not!), and himself, in the end. Read full book review >

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NO GO SLEEP! by Kate Feiffer
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 6, 2012

"A clever, funny addition to the bedtime-book shelf. (Picture book 2-5)"
Father and daughter Feiffers deliver a bedtime book underscoring the notion that sometimes only pure exhaustion will lull a baby to sleep. Read full book review >

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MY SIDE OF THE CAR by Kate Feiffer
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2011

"Utterly charming. (Picture book. 5-8)"
An endearing father-daughter episode based on family history. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BACKING INTO FORWARD by Jules Feiffer
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 16, 2010

"A touching, penetrating memoir—though far too sparsely illustrated."
In characteristically wry tones, the celebrated cartoonist/playwright/illustrator looks back at a six-decade (and counting) working life, paying particular attention to his early influences. Read full book review >