The Fourteenth Goldfish

The Fourteenth Goldfish

Downloadable Audiobook - 2014
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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.
Publisher: New York : Listening Library, 2014
ISBN: 9780804193832
Additional Contributors: Perna, Georgette
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Jun 25, 2017

This book is an easy and relaxing read, good for ages 8 to 12. Ellie faces a number of changes throughout this book, whether she likes it or not. Highly recommended for listening

Jul 13, 2016

I liked the main character of this book because she always seemed to stay positive in the worst of situations. My favourite character was the grandpa in this story. He was my favourite because he was funny to read about when he had the appearance of a teenager but still acted like an old man. He was able to become a teenager again due to an invention the he created called the T. Melvin.


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