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The Immortal Jellyfish
By (author): Sang Miao
9781911171799 Hardcover English Juvenile: Age (years) from 5 - 7, Grade (US) from K - 2 JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Death, Grief, Bereavement Aug 20, 2019
$23.95 CAD
Active 9.31 x 10.88 x 0.37 in | 0.84 lb 40 pages Flying Eye Books
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.

Provides a sense of relief for parents who want to be proactive about having the “why” conversations with their 5-7 year olds

cloth binding, textured FSC certified paper, and vegetable ink

Eases confusion for kids experiencing death for the first time by using a gentle narrative

An alternative for parents who want to teach their kids about death without traditional Western religious language

First author/illustrator book by up and coming Chinese artist with an Instagram following of 19k

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.

Author Residence: China

Marketing: Exclusive online content showcased on social media channels

Extensive ARC distribution via Edelweiss

Book will be promoted via BEA, ALA Annual and multiplechildren’s book and comics festivals throughout North America

Goodreads ARC giveaway

Promotional partnerships with high-end consumer magazines and digital platforms.

Co-op opportunities available on request

National print and online campaign

Video available on publication

International email campaign

Advance review copies available to press worldwide

Digital ARC’s distributed via Edelweiss

Publicity: Promotion via

Promotion on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram

Promotion from the artist

Advance Access ARC giveaway

Advance review copies available to booksellers

Advance review copies available to national press and media

Author Social Media:

“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

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