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The Fourteenth Goldfish Audiobook

The Fourteenth Goldfish

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Publisher's Summary

Believe in the possible...with this brilliantly quirky, thought-provoking novel from New York Times best seller, 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.

©2014 Jennifer Holm (P)2014 Listening Library

What the Critics Say

"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)

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    Listened to this over the course of two road trips with my 13, 11 and 5 year old. They enjoyed it and it made us laugh - and think.

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    The story was very creative. The moral reminded me of Tuck Everlasting. The narrator's voice too babyish for main character, to Valley-girl for the babysitter (thankfully, she was not in the story much). The other voices were great, though. I loved the way the writer incorporated science history and the dilemmas faced with different discoveries.

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    J. Nelson anywhere 07-16-16 Member Since 2014

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    "Great book!"

    My daughter and I listened to the book in the car. We had many driveway moments not wanting to stop listening. Love all books by Jennifer holm...she is my daughters favorite author!

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    "Great read aloud for 4th grade."

    The story is entertaining. I like the focus on science and the clever introduction of various scientists and their accomplishments.

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    Great for a long car ride and the narrator was excellent - very enjoyable and a good family story. Listen to it

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    Loved the thoughts of science and humanity. My daughter read it at school and demanded we listen to it together at home.

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