The Fourteenth Goldfish
by Holm, Jennifer L
Believe in the possible . . . with this New York Times bestseller by three-time Newbery Honor winner Jennifer L. Holm.
Galileo. Newton. Salk. Oppenheimer. Science can change the world . . . but can it go too far?
Eleven-year-old Ellie has never liked change. She misses fifth grade. She misses her old best friend. She even misses her dearly departed goldfish. Then one day a strange boy shows up. He s bossy. He s cranky. And weirdly enough . . . he looks a lot like Ellie s grandfather, a scientist who s always been slightly obsessed with immortality. Could this gawky teenager really be Grandpa Melvin? Has he finally found the secret to eternal youth?
With a lighthearted touch and plenty of humor, Jennifer Holm celebrates the wonder of science and explores fascinating questions about life and death, family and friendship, immortality . . . and possibility. Look for EXCLUSIVE NEW MATERIAL in the paperback including Ellie s gallery of scientists and other STEM-appropriate features.
Warm, witty, and wise. The New York Times
* Written in a clean, crisp style, with lively dialogue and wit, this highly accessible novel will find a ready audience. Booklist, Starred
* Top-notch middle-grade fiction. Publishers Weekly, Starred
* Ellie s memorable journey into the world of science will inspire readers to explore the world around them and celebrate the possible. Shelf Awareness, Starred
Awesomely strange and startlingly true-to-life. It makes you wonder what s possible. Rebecca Stead, Newbery Medal winning author of When You Reach Me
A SUNSHINE STATE AWARD FINALIST!"
Number of Pages: 240
Lexile Level: 550L
Publisher: Random House