The Man in the Ceiling (Audio Cassette) (Unabridged)
The Man in the Ceiling - Audio Cassette - Unabridged Author:Jules Feiffer, L. J. Ganser (Narrator) 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. — The book begins: — Jimmy goes camping with his father. Not in real life; this is a comic book. Jimmy’s father wea... more »rs a broad-brimmed hat with a flat crown and a safari jacket with pockets for everything: a map, a compass, a flashlight, fishhooks. The way Jimmy draws him, he looks like Indiana Jones.
Jimmy’s father is an expert woodsman. Not in real life, but in the comic book. He guides Jimmy through the dense forest by light touches on the shoulder. When he touches his left shoulder, Jimmy goes left; when he touches his right shoulder, Jimmy goes right. His father’s touches feel good to Jimmy. Bears are in these woods. Also snakes. “Doin’ fine, kiddo,” says his father, who doesn’t talk much.
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