The Immortal Jellyfish (Hardcover)
Where do we go when we die? Use this vibrantly illustrated story to guide your kids through the grieving process, with the help of a jellyfish that eternally regenerates and a young boy missing his grandfather.
When a young boy's grandfather dies suddenly, he feels overwhelmed and confused. They will never see each other again. To his delight, they meet again in a dream, where his grandfather takes him to Transfer City, where our departed loved ones live on through our memories. In this modern, Eastern telling of the afterlife, death is not an ending, but a new start to life, just like the Immortal Jellyfish which is constantly maturing and then regressing, staying as present as our deceased loved ones do in our memories. From the Chinese illustrator, Sang Miao, whose Out Out Away from Here was praised as "superb" by the New York Times, this cloth bound picture book printed on FSC certified paper is as beautiful to hold as it is essential for little kids asking the big questions.
About the Author
Sang Miao is an freelance illustrator who graduated from the University of Brighton with an MA in illustration and sequence design. She has since been doing work for numerous fiction and children's book projects, including Sang's first project with Flying Eye Books, Out, Out, Away From Here. She currently lives in China.
“A fantastical journey, with Miao’s art bubbling and churning with boisterous plants rising into forests and caves morphing into cities.”
—The New York Times
“The book is a beautiful take on grief and remembering a loved one that has passed on. The whimsical illustrations convey the dreamscape adventure that the protagonist goes on, and we can’t get enough! Grief is a difficult concept for young children to fully grasp, and this does a great job of explaining how a person can always be around in memories and dreams.”
—The Tiny Activist
“A groundbreaking and tender book which treats the subject of grief with a delicate touch.”
—School Reading List