JelliesJellies: The Story of Jellyfish (Winner of the National Outdoor Book Award) — We don't know everything. Even though is seems we must have discovered all the Earth's secrets and named all the stars by now, we haven't. Even simple creatures like jellyfish hold mysteries that scientists are just beginning to learn about. There are also many jellyfish waiting to be discovered...
Twig George grew up surrounded by wildlife. By the time she graduated from high school, her family had raised and released 173 wild animals, not counting their dogs and cats. She often went to sleep with raccoons curled up in her bed, and awoke to crows knocking on the window to come in for breakfast.
These early experiences led to her continued love of the natural world. As an adult, she became interested in conservation education and worked for the Center for Marine Conservation in Washington, D.C. Her husband, David Pittenger, is director of the National Aquarium in Baltimore, Maryland.
The Aquarium has been a major part of Twig's family life. It was the first outing for both her daughters, two days after they were born. Since then the girls have spent thousands of hours entranced by the inhabitants of the natural-like exhibits.
Twig's first two books, A DOLPHIN NAMED BOB and SWIMMING WITH SHARKS, were inspired by the Aquarium's largest and, to some people, most captivating species. With JELLIES, she explores the less-known and less-appreciated animals that nonetheless need our understanding.