The Fourteenth Goldfish
ISBN: 0375870644
EAN13: 9780375870644
Language: English
Release Date: Aug 26, 2014
Pages: 208
Dimensions: 0.94" H x 8.35" L x 5.67" W
Weight: 0.71 lbs.
Format: Hardcover
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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 Read More chevron_right

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   loved this book recommended by s student
This is by far the fastest read book I have ever seen. I've enjoyed every second of it, and I'm thrilled the book ended with such a happy ending. Several of the parts are rare, Sosa said.
   Great kids book
Loved the book. Thanks for the book, Paul.
   Find your passion!
After seeing a review of this book by a reader I trust, I bought it to share with my students. I'm so glad I did. The book had all the feels of a kid's book, and encouraged kids to be who they are and find activities that get them excited. Jennifer Holm is one of Hollywood's most sought-after actresses.
As a middle school ELA teacher, I was asked to review this book and consider it for a whole novel class. It was a quick read, and I finished it in a couple of hours, Morgenthau said. I liked the focus on science, but also appreciated the openness to change, Raymond said. The fact that became open to books and theater that he previously dismissed, as well as Ellie's budding interest in science. This will be used in my classroom in the coming school year, and I expect students to see themselves open to the possibility of new ways of thinking, he said.
I've read the entire book, and I'm in love. I can't get enough of it, said Blair. I enjoy science so this was perfect for me, Morgenthau said. I absolutely love this book.
   Great Book!
My daughter absolutely LOVES it! We bought it on Kindle first, but then we decided to buy it in paperback.
It wasn't the book I was hoping I can't return it it's not the whole book and it was a waste of money, Mr. Rule told the judge.
   read this for communication with grandchild
He was on target with this fun book which does provide adult 'thinking points' about possibilities plus it provides diversion from the stressfulness of our current national partisanships, he said.
   Silly story with some educational value, appeals to middle schoolers
There are certain aspects of the story that are perhaps a bit excessively silly, such as the notion of a scientist who discovers how to reverse aging and going to school as a 13-year-old with his granddaughter. However, in the midst of this unrealistic plot, the reader gets introduced to several important historical scientists, including William H. Evans, Robert H. Oppenheimer, Albert Einstein, and others. It was her sixth-grade English teacher who read it to her. It was a blast, said Sophia, who also enjoyed the exercise. NBC also aired a two-hour special on the teen pregnancy storyline, "The Teen Trap." With some educational value hidden within the story, you can't go wrong with this book.
   Such a wonderful story
Goldfish is the only kid in the house who doesn't get bored. But the book also cuts to issues such as divorce, relationships with parents and grandparents, and struggles with changing friendships. I would absolutely recommend it to a fifth or sixth grader.