The Immortal Jellyfish

The Immortal Jellyfish

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"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."--Amazon.com.
Publisher: London : Flying Eye Books, 2019.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781911171799
1911171798
Call Number: jP MIA
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 28 cm

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IndyPL_JosephL Sep 26, 2019

A story about death and the importance of remembering those who have passes that is accompanied by some drop-dead gorgeous illustrations. Unfortunately, the story's initial hook involving the "immortal jellyfish" doesn't really do its story justice. When the point of the boy's coming ... Read More »


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IndyPL_JosephL Sep 26, 2019

A story about death and the importance of remembering those who have passes that is accompanied by some drop-dead gorgeous illustrations. Unfortunately, the story's initial hook involving the "immortal jellyfish" doesn't really do its story justice. When the point of the boy's coming to terms with his grandfather's death centers on him becoming something else when he dies, the concept of him being reborn as the "immortal jellyfish" that simply repeats life as the same thing over and over doesn't really fit. To be fair, though, the rebirth isn't really the point of this lesson so much as the goal of fondly remembering those that have passed and the hope that they're living a better life elsewhere. But, still, it's hard to realize that fact when the story itself is so enamored with the concepts of rebirth and that jellyfish to the point that it feels distracted.

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