- Age Range: 8 - 12 years
- Grade Level: 3 - 7
- Lexile Measure: 720L (What's this?)
- Series: Avon Camelot Books
- Paperback: 176 pages
- Publisher: HarperCollins (April 1, 1992)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0380716356
- ISBN-13: 978-0380716357
- Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 5.1 x 0.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 3.2 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #146,920 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Jellyfish Season (Avon Camelot Books) Paperback – April 1, 1992
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From Publishers Weekly
The Sara Summer and Hahn's other books are admired as meaty, well-told stories about adolescents facing problems. Her latest is another such, narrated by 12-year-old Kathleen Foster. With her mother and three younger sisters, Kathleen has to move from home to Baltimore to stay with relatives on Chesapeake Bay, while Mr. Foster stays behind to look for work. Kathleen and her fierce sister Patsy, 10, get into trouble, mostly because their cousin Fay, an aspiring sexpot, resents the Foster children as guests in her home. Hanging more heavily on Kathleen's mind are the implications of her parents' separation. She worries about her mother when she overhears discussions between her aunt and Mrs. Foster. The story's events are many and engrossing, but it slips at the confrontation when Kathleen expresses her thoughts to her mother in words too adult for belief. The novel is, nonetheless, a memorable portrayal of ills caused by unemployment.
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About the Author
Mary Downing Hahn is the best-selling author of more than twenty award-winning books for young readers, including Stepping on the Cracks, which won the Scott O’Dell Award for Historical Fiction. Anna on the Farm is the follow-up to Anna All Year Round, both based on the author’s mother’s memoirs about growing up in Maryland pre-World War I.
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Fay devotes most of her time to her boyfriend Joe, whom all the girls find wonderful. But Fay is keeping a HUGE secret from him -- and Patsy knows it. Then, there are the worrying snatches of conversation Kathleen overhears between her mom and aunt, as well as the fact that her dad isn't coming to visit as often as he'd promised. What IS happening to the family? Will they be okay?
As always, Hahn depicts realistic characters in believable scenarios, experiencing the kinds of feelings to which just about any reader can relate.
And to correct a previous review from someone...This did not take place in New England...Baltimore and North Beach are both in Maryland.