The Fourteenth Goldfish
By Jennifer L. Holm
(Random House Books for Young Readers, Library Binding, 9780375970641, 208pp.)
Publication Date: August 26, 2014
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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 pimply boy 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"
"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
"SUNSHINE STATE AWARD FINALIST