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The Thing About Jellyfish

(2015)
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It's peculiar how no-words can be better than words. How silence can say more than noise, or a person's absence can occupy even more space than their presence did.

Suzy is twelve when her best friend, Franny, drowns one summer at the beach. It takes two days for the news to reach Suzy, and it's not something that she can accept: Franny has always been a strong swimmer, from the day they met in swim class when they were just five. How can someone all of a sudden, just no longer be there?

Suzy realizes that they must have got it wrong: Franny didn't just drown - she was stung by a poisonous jellyfish. This makes a lot more sense to Suzy's logical mind than a random drowning - cause: a jellyfish sting; effect: death.

Suzy's journey to acceptance is quiet - she resolves to either say something important, or say nothing at all. But it's also bursting with bittersweet humour, heart-breaking honesty, big ideas and small details.

The Thing About Jellyfish is an astonishing debut novel from Ali Benjamin, and is perfect for fans of Wonder, Counting By 7s and My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece.

Genre: Children's Fiction

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Hardback Editions

March 2019 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Thing About Jellyfish (Thorndike Press Large Print Literacy Bridge)
Author(s): Ali Benjamin
ISBN: 1-4328-6286-3 / 978-1-4328-6286-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press Large Print
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April 2017 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Thing About Jellyfish (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)
Author(s): Ali Benjamin
ISBN: 0-606-40218-7 / 978-0-606-40218-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Turtleback Books
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2001 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Thing about Jellyfish
Author(s): Ali Benjamin
ISBN: 1-4472-8383-X / 978-1-4472-8383-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books
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October 2015 : UK Hardback

Title: The Thing about Jellyfish
Author(s): Ali Benjamin
ISBN: 1-5098-2134-1 / 978-1-5098-2134-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books
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September 2015 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Thing About Jellyfish
Author(s): Ali Benjamin
ISBN: 0-316-38086-5 / 978-0-316-38086-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
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Paperback Editions

April 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Thing About Jellyfish
Author(s): Ali Benjamin
ISBN: 0-316-38084-9 / 978-0-316-38084-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
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September 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Thing about Jellyfish
Author(s): Ali Benjamin
ISBN: 1-4472-9125-5 / 978-1-4472-9125-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books
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September 2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Thing about Jellyfish
Author(s): Ali Benjamin
ISBN: 1-4472-9299-5 / 978-1-4472-9299-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books
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January 2015 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Thing About Jellyfish
Author(s): Ali Benjamin
ISBN: 0-316-34946-1 / 978-0-316-34946-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
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Audio Editions

November 2015 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Thing About Jellyfish: Library Edition
Author(s): Ali Benjamin
ISBN: 1-4789-3870-6 / 978-1-4789-3870-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
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November 2015 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: The Thing About Jellyfish: Library Edition
Author(s): Ali Benjamin
ISBN: 1-4789-3884-6 / 978-1-4789-3884-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
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October 2015 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Thing About Jellyfish
Author(s): Ali Benjamin
ISBN: 1-4789-0747-9 / 978-1-4789-0747-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Little, Brown Young Readers
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September 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Thing About Jellyfish
Author(s): Ali Benjamin
Publisher: Hachette Audio
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September 2015 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Thing About Jellyfish
Author(s): Ali Benjamin
Publisher: Hachette Audio
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Kindle Editions

September 2015 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Thing About Jellyfish
Author(s): Ali Benjamin
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
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September 2015 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Thing about Jellyfish
Author(s): Ali Benjamin
Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books
Availability: Amazon UK