The fourteenth goldfish by Holm, Jennifer L (#0959QX5)


The fourteenth goldfish

by Holm, Jennifer L
Paperback A Yearling Book, 2016


From the Publisher
Believe in the possible . . . with this New York Times bestseller by three-time Newbery Honor winner Jennifer L. Holm. A perfect read about a child's relationship with her grandfather!

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.

And don't miss the much-anticipated sequel, The Third Mushroom!

"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

25 STATE AWARD LISTS including the Sunshine State!
Reviews & Awards
  • Booklist starred, 07/01/14
  • Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, 09/01/14
  • Horn Book Guide, 10/01/15
  • Kirkus Reviews, 07/01/14
  • Library Media Connection, 01/01/15
  • New York Times, 08/24/14
  • Publishers Weekly starred, 05/26/14
  • School Library Journal, 06/01/14
  • Teacher Librarian, 02/01/16
  • Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA) starred, 08/01/14
Product Details
  • Publisher: A Yearling Book
  • Publication Date: April 5, 2016
  • Format: Paperback
  • Edition: First Yearling edition 2016.
  • Dewey: -Fic-
  • Classifications: Fiction
  • Description: 201 pages ; 20 cm
  • ISBN-10: 0-375-87114-4
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-375-87114-6
  • Follett Number: 0959QX5
  • Interest Level: 3-6
  • Reading Level: 4.1
  • ATOS Book Level: 4.1
  • AR Interest Level: MG
  • AR Points: 4
  • AR Quiz: 168161EN
  • Reading Counts Level: 3.2
  • Reading Counts Points: 7
  • Lexile: 550L
  • Fountas & Pinnell: Z