Night of the Moonjellies Mark Shasha

Night of the Moonjellies

Author: Mark Shasha
$19.95 1995
ISBN 978193090097432 pages10 x 8 inch hardcover
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25th Anniversary Edition. Young Mark spends a busy, noisy day helping out at Gram’s seaside hot dog stand. After the last customer is served and the grill is scrubbed to a silvery shine, Mark sails off with Gram for a promised surprise, and finds a nighttime sea full of shimmering moonjellies. The scientific name for the creatures in this story is Ctenophore, they are also called comb jellies or sea gooseberries. In New England they are most plentiful in the late summer. They are not true jellyfish because they don’t have stinging cells or tentacles. Moonjellies are harmless. Selected as a Notable Book for Children 2002 by Smithsonian Magazine. "Sure to become a classic." —Smithsonian Magazine "This beautifully illustrated picture book debut evokes the fullness of a New England childhood through descriptions of a single summer day. A strongly atmospheric work." —Publishers Weekly

25th Anniversary Edition. Young Mark spends a busy, noisy day helping out at Gram’s seaside hot dog stand. After the last customer is served and the grill is scrubbed to a silvery shine, Mark sails off with Gram for a promised surprise, and finds a nighttime sea full of shimmering moonjellies.

The scientific name for the creatures in this story is Ctenophore, they are also called comb jellies or sea gooseberries. In New England they are most plentiful in the late summer. They are not true jellyfish because they don’t have stinging cells or tentacles. Moonjellies are harmless.


Selected as a Notable Book for Children 2002 by Smithsonian Magazine.

"Sure to become a classic." —Smithsonian Magazine

"This beautifully illustrated picture book debut evokes the fullness of a New England childhood through descriptions of a single summer day. A strongly atmospheric work." —Publishers Weekly