The Thing About Jellyfish (National Book Award Finalist)

The Thing About Jellyfish (National Book Award Finalist)

Author: Ali Benjamin

Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Published: 2015-09-22

Total Pages: 244

ISBN-13: 0316380830

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This stunning debut novel about grief and wonder was an instant New York Times bestseller and captured widespread critical acclaim, including selection as a 2015 National Book Award finalist! After her best friend dies in a drowning accident, Suzy is convinced that the true cause of the tragedy must have been a rare jellyfish sting--things don't just happen for no reason. Retreating into a silent world of imagination, she crafts a plan to prove her theory--even if it means traveling the globe, alone. Suzy's achingly heartfelt journey explores life, death, the astonishing wonder of the universe...and the potential for love and hope right next door. Oddlot Entertainment has acquired the screen rights to The Thing About Jellyfish, with Gigi Pritzker set to produce with Bruna Papandrea and Reese Witherspoon.


The Next Great Paulie Fink

The Next Great Paulie Fink

Author: Ali Benjamin

Publisher: Hachette UK

Published: 2019-04-16

Total Pages: 368

ISBN-13: 031638089X

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In this acclaimed novel by the author of the award-winning, bestselling The Thing About Jellyfish, being the new kid at school isn't easy, especially when you have to follow in the footsteps of a legendary classroom prankster. When Caitlyn Breen begins her disorienting new life at Mitchell School--where the students take care of real live goats and study long-dead philosophers, and where there are only ten other students in the entire seventh grade--it seems like nobody can stop talking about some kid named Paulie Fink. Depending on whom you ask, Paulie was either a hilarious class clown, a relentless troublemaker, a hapless klutz, or an evil genius. One thing's for sure, though: The kid was totally legendary. Now he's disappeared, and Caitlyn finds herself leading a reality-show-style competition to find the school's next great Paulie Fink. With each challenge, Caitlyn struggles to understand a person she never met...but it's what she discovers about herself that most surprises her. Told in multiple voices, interviews, and documents,this funny, thought-provoking novel from the bestselling author of The Thing About Jellyfish is a memorable exploration of what makes a hero--and if anyone, or anything, is truly what it seems.


Stung!

Stung!

Author: Lisa-ann Gershwin

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

Published: 2014-09-25

Total Pages: 455

ISBN-13: 022621303X

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Discusses why the jellyfish population has exploded in recent years and why their dominance is indicative of a declining ocean ecosystem.


The Smash-Up

The Smash-Up

Author: Ali Benjamin

Publisher: Random House

Published: 2021-02-23

Total Pages: 368

ISBN-13: 0593229665

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Smart, sublime, and wickedly clever, The Smash-Up captures—then transcends—our current polarized moment “An exhilarating ride . . . hilarious . . . a modern and energetic story about a marriage on the skids.”—The New York Times Ethan has always been one of the good guys, and for years, nobody has appreciated this fact more than his wife, Zo. Until now. Jolted into activism by the 2016 election, Zo’s transformed their home into the headquarters for the local resistance, turning their comfortable decades-long marriage inside-out. Meanwhile, their boisterous daughter, Alex, grows wilder by the day. Ethan’s former business partner needs help saving the media company they’d co-founded. Financial disaster looms. Enter a breezy, blue-haired millennial making her way through the gig economy. Suddenly Ethan faces a choice unlike any he’s ever had to make. Unfolding over fivet urbulent days in 2018, The Smash-Up wrestles shrewdly with some of the biggest questions of our time: What, exactly, does it mean to be a good guy? What will it take for men to break the “bro code”? How does the world respond when a woman demands more? Can we ever understand another's experiences… and what are the consequences of failing to try? Moving, funny, and cathartic, this portrait of a marriage—and a nation—under strain is, ultimately, a magic trick of empathy, one that will make you laugh and squirm until its final, breathless pages.


Wisdom from a Humble Jellyfish

Wisdom from a Humble Jellyfish

Author: Rani Shah

Publisher: HarperCollins

Published: 2020-04-28

Total Pages: 98

ISBN-13: 0062931741

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A delightfully illustrated guide to harnessing the rhythms of nature for self-care. We could all learn a thing or two about living in balance from our friends in the plant and animal kingdom. Take, for example, the jellyfish, one of the most energy-efficient animals in the world, moving through the ocean by contracting and relaxing, with frequent breaks in between. Or the avocado tree, which can credit its existence to a mutually beneficial relationship with the pre-historic sloth, followed by some hungry, hungry humans and the advent of agriculture. And then there is the oyster, producing a pearl as the result of an immune response when a grain of sand invades her system. What better example exists of how adversity can produce something beautiful? We need look no farther than nature—from the habits of the porcupine to the sunflower to the wombat to the dragonfly—for small and simple things we can do to slow down, recharge, and living more thoughtfully, lovingly, and harmoniously. Wisdom From a Humble Jellyfish . . . is at once charming and scientific, packed with essential wisdom and practical tips worth borrowing from our plant and animal friends for life-changing self-care.


The Thing About Jellyfish - FREE PREVIEW EDITION (The First 11 Chapters)

The Thing About Jellyfish - FREE PREVIEW EDITION (The First 11 Chapters)

Author: Ali Benjamin

Publisher: Hachette UK

Published: 2015-08-18

Total Pages: 45

ISBN-13: 0316266477

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This stunning debut novel about grief and wonder was an instant New York Times bestseller and captured widespread critical acclaim, including selection as a 2015 National Book Award finalist! After her best friend dies in a drowning accident, Suzy is convinced that the true cause of the tragedy must have been a rare jellyfish sting--things don't just happen for no reason. Retreating into a silent world of imagination, she crafts a plan to prove her theory--even if it means traveling the globe, alone. Suzy's achingly heartfelt journey explores life, death, the astonishing wonder of the universe...and the potential for love and hope right next door. Oddlot Entertainment has acquired the screen rights to The Thing About Jellyfish, with Gigi Pritzker set to produce with Bruna Papandrea and Reese Witherspoon.


The Thing About Jellyfish (National Book Award Finalist)

The Thing About Jellyfish (National Book Award Finalist)

Author: Ali Benjamin

Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Published: 2015-09-22

Total Pages: 244

ISBN-13: 0316380830

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This stunning debut novel about grief and wonder was an instant New York Times bestseller and captured widespread critical acclaim, including selection as a 2015 National Book Award finalist! After her best friend dies in a drowning accident, Suzy is convinced that the true cause of the tragedy must have been a rare jellyfish sting--things don't just happen for no reason. Retreating into a silent world of imagination, she crafts a plan to prove her theory--even if it means traveling the globe, alone. Suzy's achingly heartfelt journey explores life, death, the astonishing wonder of the universe...and the potential for love and hope right next door. Oddlot Entertainment has acquired the screen rights to The Thing About Jellyfish, with Gigi Pritzker set to produce with Bruna Papandrea and Reese Witherspoon.


The Thing About Jellyfish - FREE PREVIEW EDITION (The First 11 Chapters)

The Thing About Jellyfish - FREE PREVIEW EDITION (The First 11 Chapters)

Author: Ali Benjamin

Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Published: 2015-08-18

Total Pages: 45

ISBN-13: 0316266477

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This stunning debut novel about grief and wonder was an instant New York Times bestseller and captured widespread critical acclaim, including selection as a 2015 National Book Award finalist! After her best friend dies in a drowning accident, Suzy is convinced that the true cause of the tragedy must have been a rare jellyfish sting--things don't just happen for no reason. Retreating into a silent world of imagination, she crafts a plan to prove her theory--even if it means traveling the globe, alone. Suzy's achingly heartfelt journey explores life, death, the astonishing wonder of the universe...and the potential for love and hope right next door. Oddlot Entertainment has acquired the screen rights to The Thing About Jellyfish, with Gigi Pritzker set to produce with Bruna Papandrea and Reese Witherspoon.


Princess Jellyfish

Princess Jellyfish

Author: Akiko Higashimura

Publisher:

Published: 2016

Total Pages: 0

ISBN-13:

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"Inari, the aggressive vixen of redevelopment, ramps up her efforts to buy out Amaizu-kan, where Tsukimi and her friends live. But Kuranosuke has a fabulous plan of attack-- turn Tsukimi's jellyfish designs into a reality! Will becoming fashion designers be more than Amars can handle? Meanwhile, Shu's interest in Tsukimi drives Kuranosuke to confront some feelings he's never dealt with before" -- page 4 of cover.


The Thing about Jellyfish

The Thing about Jellyfish

Author: Ali Benjamin

Publisher:

Published: 2015

Total Pages:

ISBN-13: 9780316389587

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Twelve-year-old Suzy Swanson wades through her intense grief over the loss of her best friend by investigating the rare jellyfish she is convinced was responsible for her friend's death.