- Age Range: 5 - 6 years
- Grade Level: Preschool and up
- Hardcover: 32 pages
- Publisher: Purple House Inc; 10th edition (May 1, 2002)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1930900163
- ISBN-13: 978-1930900165
- Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 0.5 x 10.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 26 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,338,702 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Night of the Moonjellies Hardcover – May 1, 2002
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The author drew on his childhood to re-create an interlude spent in the company of his grandmother. -- Notable Book for Children 2002, Smithsonian Magazine
The author drew on his childhood ...in Connecticutto re-create an interlude spent in the company of his grandmother. -- Notable Books for Children 2002, Smithsonian Magazine, December, 2002
About the Author
Mark Shasha is a painter, writer and illustrator whose work has appeared in The Boston Globe, The Phoenix, Boston Magazine and other publications. His first book, Night of the Moonjellies, won the Marion Vannett Ridgway Honor Book Award in 1993 and was named to the American Booksellers Association's Pick of the Lists.
Mark has travelled to hundreds of schools, usually in his familiar yellow suit, where he has delighted tens of thousands of children with his books, journals, songs and drawings. In recognition of his outstanding contribution to the education of young people, he was awarded the 1999 Shining Star Award by the Children's Museum of Southeastern Connecticut. Home is on the North Shore of Boston, where he sometimes appears in theatre productions and is known to show up for almost any occasion with his guitar. He lives with his wife and two children.
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This is a nice book. A boy stays with his grandparents for the summer. He helps them work their food stand at the beach. He finds some interesting things on the beach on his way to the stand. Grandma sets it aside until later. Then after a busy day she has a surprise for him. She has arranged to go for a boat ride that night. They have hot chocolate to warm up. Then they get to the right spot. The ocean comes alive with light as they are surrounded by moonjellies. The boy releases the one he found on the beach that morning.
This was apparently a true story. There is information at the end, about the stand and the family who worked it for so many years. It conveys a hard working family and a boy who is valued for his contribution.