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  • OBOB 21/22: The Fourteenth Goldfish - Paperback

OBOB 21/22: The Fourteenth Goldfish - Paperback

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The new kid at Ellie's school looks a lot like her grandfather, a scientist who's always been slightly obsessed with immortality... Ages 8-12.

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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!


We are currently offering 10% off the list price of titles on the 2021/2022 school year Oregon Battle of the Books lists! The paperback's typical price is $7.99. The Fourteenth Goldfish is in OBOB's 3rd-5th grade division.


Author: Jennifer L. Holm

Paperback, 240 pages, Ages 8-12. Publisher: Yearling Books, April 5, 2016.

change / friendship / grandfathers / immortality / life changes / multigenerational / science experiments
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