Ali Benjamin

Finalist, 2015 National Book Awards

Ali Benjamin grew up outside New York City, in a rickety old house that neighbors thought was haunted.  As a child she spent countless hours catching bugs and frogs; The Thing About Jellyfish emerged from her fascination with the natural world.  She is the cowriter of HIV-positive teen Paige Rawl’s coming-of-age memoir Positive, as well as Tim Howard’s New York Times bestseller The Keeper.  She is a member of New England Science Writers.  She lives in rural Massachusetts with her husband, two kids, and Australian shepherd named Mollie.
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The Thing About Jellyfish

The Thing About Jellyfish by Ali Benjamin book cover, 2015
ISBN 9780316380843 Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Twelve-year-old Suzy Swanson wades through her intense grief over the loss of her best friend by investigating the rare jellyfish she is convinced was responsible for her friend's death. More about this book >

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Ali Benjamin

Ali Benjamin grew up outside New York City, in a rickety old house that neighbors thought was haunted.  As a child she spent countless hours catching bugs and frogs; The Thing About Jellyfish emerged from her fascination with the natural world.  She is the cowriter of HIV-positive teen Paige Rawl’s coming-of-age memoir Positive, as well as Tim Howard’s New York Times bestseller The Keeper.  She is a member of New England Science Writers.  She lives in rural Massachusetts with her husband, two kids, and Australian shepherd named Mollie.

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