Cover image for Jellyfish
Title:
Jellyfish
Author:
Marsico, Katie, 1980- , author.
Publication Information:
New York : Children's Press, an imprint of Scholastic Inc., [2015]

©2015
Physical Description:
48 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 22 cm.
Language:
English
Contents:
Floating phantoms -- Built for survival -- A look at a life cycle -- Prehistory and the present -- Sharing the sea.
Reading Level:
Ages 9-12.

Grades 4 to 6.

890 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 5.9 1.0 168806.

Reading Counts RC 3-5 5.7 3 Quiz: 64633.
ISBN:
9780531206645

9780531216576
Format :
Book

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Summary

Discover some of the most fascinating animals in the world with the Nature's Children series. Readers will discover how these creatures survive in the wild, how they raise their young, and how they are related to other species. Each title also raises important ideas about conservation by examining the animal's current status and explaining the ways humans have affected it throughout the years.

Jellyfish are among the most fascinating animals in Earth's oceans. Beneath the waves, these soft, ghostlike creatures drift through the water collecting prey with their dangling tentacles. Readers will discover how a jellyfish's body is structured, how jellyfish grow and reproduces, and how scientists classify jellyfish into different groups. They will also find out why swimmers have come to fear these strange, ancient animals.

Features:

Large photos allow readers to get a close look at the animals in their natural habitats Glossaries define important vocabulary specific to each book Informative text offers a clear view of the animals' role in nature Fact file provides an easy reference for vital information about the animals' classification and basic habits