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Fourteenth Goldfish (Hardcover) (Jennifer L. Holm)

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Believe in the possible . . . with this "warm, witty, and wise" novel fromNew York Times bestseller, three-time Newbery Honor winner Jennifer L. HolmGalileo. 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 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 ofWhen You Reach MeSUNSHINE STATE AWARD FINALIST!
Believe in the possible . . . with this brilliantly quirky, thought-provoking novel from New York Times bestseller, 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 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.
Number of Pages: 195
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: Aging
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Random House Childrens Books
Age Range: 9-12 years
Author: Jennifer L. Holm
Language: English
Street Date: August 26, 2014
TCIN: 15537717
UPC: 9780375870644
Item Number (DPCI): 247-08-7619
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$12.69
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