Jellies

The Life of Jellyfish

  • Interest Level: Grade 4 - Grade 8   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 5

“Exceptionally handsome photographs light up the pages of this well-designed introduction to jellyfish. A few sentences or fragments, closely tied to the illustrations, appear on each spread. The words underscore the variety of jellyfish in the sea and point out their comparative simplicity, their special features, and their unforgettable beauty. The sometimes impressionistic, informative text begins by helping readers to imagine life as a jellyfish: ‘If you were a jellyfish you would have two choices—to go up or to go down. That’s it. Two.’ An intriguing introduction to the subject.”—Booklist

Format List Price Your Price Qty
978-0-76131-485-1
$9.99 $9.99
Interest Level Grade 4 - Grade 8
Reading Level Grade 5
Genre Nonfiction
Subject Animals, Science
Copyright 2000
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint First Avenue Editions ™
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2000-08-01
BISACS JNF003150
Dewey 593.5'3
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 7.75 x 10
ATOS Reading Level 3.4
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 2901
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Awards and Reviewed

Awards

  • American Bookseller Kids' Pick of the Lists, Winner, 2000
  • CBC Children's Books Mean Business, Winner, 2000
  • Children's Book Committee at Bank Street College Best Children's Book of the Year, Winner, 2000
  • NSTA/CBC Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K-12, Winner, 2000
  • Parenting Magazine Reading Magic Award, Winner, 2000
  • SSLI Book Award Honor Book, Commended, 2000

Reviews

School Library Journal

“Gorgeous full-color underwater photos and a simple, readable text provide a fascinating introduction to some little-known and often unheralded marine organisms. Less detailed than Elizabeth Gowell’s equally spectacular Sea Jellies (Watts, 1993; o.p.), George’s informative narrative presents these gelatinous wanderers as mindless entities mostly at the mercy of tides and currents, opportunistic in their encounters with other marine food sources, and astonishing in their wide variety. For detailed data on reproduction or nematocysts, students will need to consult Gowell’s title, but for novices meeting these insubstantial, fluid invertebrates for the first time, this colorful, attractive book will entice and inform.” —School Library Journal

School Library Journal

“Gorgeous full-color underwater photos and a simple, readable text provide a fascinating introduction. . . this colorful, attractive book will entice and inform.” —School Library Journal

Author: Twig George