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Fourteenth Goldfish

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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 ofWhen You Reach Me
Number of Pages: 201
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: Magic
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Random House Childrens Books
Age Range: 4-8 years
Author: Jennifer L. Holm
Language: English
Street Date: April 5, 2016
TCIN: 50761968
UPC: 9780375871146
Item Number (DPCI): 059-13-1335
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