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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



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Jules Feiffer

Jules Feiffer is the acclaimed author-illustrator of several books for children, including BARK, GEORGE; MEANWHILE . . .; and I LOST MY BEAR; and the illustrator of THE PHANTOM TOLLBOOTH, by Norton Juster. Jules Feiffer is also a renowned editorial cartoonist, playwright, novelist, and screenwriter. He has been the recipient of an Academy Award, a Pulitzer Prize, a London Theatre Critics Award, and two Obie Awards, and a retrospective exhibition of his work appeared at the Library of Congress. SOME THINGS ARE SCARY, written by Florence Parry Heide, is his first book for Candlewick Press. Coincidentally, Robert Osborne, who originally illustrated SOME THINGS ARE SCARY in 1969, was a major influence on Jules Feiffer's work. Of his first reading of Florence Parry Heide's text, Jules Feiffer says, "It reminded me very much of the emotional materials that I drew on for my early cartoons. " And he adds, "When I was a child, everything was scary-especially parents!"



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