Rupert Can Dance (Hardcover)

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By Jules Feiffer, Jules Feiffer (Illustrator)
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Description


Rupert has a big secret. When his owner, Mandy, is fast asleep, he likes to slip on her dancing shoes and dance the night away. Then one night Mandy catches Rupert in the act. She's not upset; she's thrilled! And she's determined to give Rupert dancing lessons so he can hone his talent. Rupert is horrified. Lessons are for dogs. Cats like to do things their own way. Dismayed, he loses all interest in dancing and goes into hiding. But Mandy comes up with the perfect plan to get Rupert dancing again . . .
Michael di Capua Books

About the Author


Jules Feiffer has won a number of prizes for his cartoons, plays, and screenplays, including the Pulitzer Prize for editorial cartooning. His books for children include The Man in the Ceiling, I’m Not Bobby!, A Room with a Zoo, and Bark, George. He illustrated Norton Juster’s children’s classic, The Phantom Tollbooth. He lives in New York City.



Jules Feiffer has won a number of prizes for his cartoons, plays, and screenplays, including the Pulitzer Prize for editorial cartooning. His books for children include The Man in the Ceiling, I’m Not Bobby!, A Room with a Zoo, and Bark, George. He illustrated Norton Juster’s children’s classic, The Phantom Tollbooth. He lives in New York City.

Praise For…


“. . . Feiffer is at his best with the absurdly comic, and some of that is on display here as the lanky Rupert dances his little feline heart out.” —BCCB

“This warmly humorous book may resonate most with those familiar with the love of dance or the delicate dignity of cats, but the story of friendship and shared passion at its heart will appeal to any reader.” —The Horn Book

“*Feiffer has created a compelling, yet concise, sequential narrative that shows the importance of imagination and being flexible . . . A first purchase for cat fans and free spirits everywhere” —School Library Journal, STARRED REVIEW

“Feiffer's familiar, sketchy Magic Marker artwork is especially rough here, compounding the story's already childlike sense of whimsy. The straightforward storytelling, built upon a strong sense of feline behaviors and attitudes, will appeal especially to cat aficionados.” —Booklist

“The free-form illustrations, done in bright strokes of black, ginger, pinks and greens, swirl gracefully about the pages and pop off the white background . . . A happy romp for terpischorean cat lovers.” —Kirkus Reviews

“Feiffer is at his best drawing the two flying through the air in a cat-and-human pas de deux: it's a quintessentially Feifferian moment.” —Publishers Weekly   

Product Details
ISBN: 9780374363635
ISBN-10: 0374363633
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Publication Date: August 5th, 2014
Pages: 32
Language: English