The Fourteenth Goldfish

The Fourteenth Goldfish Believe in the possible with this New York Times bestseller by three time Newbery Honor winner Jennifer L Holm Galileo Newton Salk Oppenheimer Science can change the world but can it go too far Eleven
  • Title: The Fourteenth Goldfish
  • Author: Jennifer L. Holm
  • ISBN: 9780375871146
  • Page: 100
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Fourteenth Goldfish
    Believe in the possible with this New York Times bestseller by 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 dBelieve in the possible with this New York Times bestseller by 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 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 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 MeA SUNSHINE STATE AWARD FINALIST
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  • Jennifer L. Holm

    Jennifer L Holm is a NEW YORK TIMES bestselling children s author and the recipient of three Newbery Honors for her novels OUR ONLY MAY AMELIA, PENNY FROM HEAVEN, and TURTLE IN PARADISE Jennifer collaborates with her brother, Matthew Holm, on two graphic novel series the Eisner Award winning Babymouse series and the bestselling Squish series She is also the author of several other highly praised books, including the Boston Jane trilogy and MIDDLE SCHOOL IS WORSE THAN MEATLOAF She lives in California with her husband and two children.


  • 3 stars Ellie is eleven years old, lives with her eccentric actress of a mom while her dad is a traveling actor Ellie has just started the sixth grade, started middle school and is feeling overwhelmed and lost One day her mother gets a call to pick up her grandfather from the police, and brings home a thirteen year old boy Melvin, who is actually her grandfather Through a special jellyfish, Melvin developed a serum to reverse the aging process, and he used it on himself Mentally a seventy year o [...]

  • I am on vacation This gem of an audiobook helped us pass three hours of our six hour trip and to say it was a sheer delight is understating it a bit This was a very nearly perfect listening experience in that both my children and I thoroughly enjoyed it The adorable story slips in a lot of information about important scientists and life changing scientific discoveries all while keeping it light and quite funny There is an underlying moral question that both of my children fully embraced, as well [...]

  • Want to raise kids who embrace curiosity, thrill in discovery, appreciate science, and care about ethics Hand them this book Warm, wise, and wonderfully accessible, The Fourteenth Goldfish is, on the surface, the entertaining story of an 11 year old whose grandfather has found a way to reverse aging and is now forced to attend middle school alongside her But dig a little deeper and you ll find this novel is a rich invitation for readers to explore and ponder big questions about the world and our [...]

  • I drank this book up, goldfish and all I loved it Funny, quirky, and beautiful This would be a perfect read aloud The grandpa is hilarious.

  • This book was awarded by NetGalley I LOVED it I wish I had read this book while I was in middle school I think it had EVERYTHING I would have wanted The way the Information was so gently handed to the reader, would have prompted me to find other books to further research the scientists, they were so well explained The family issues, and interactions were believable Growing out of one relationship and into another as we all do, as the one between Ellie and her best friend and having divorced pare [...]

  • Grandfathers aren t supposed to look like 13 year olds, have acne and wear their hair in ponytail holders But Ellie Cruz s does such is the premise of The Fourteenth Goldfish by Jennifer L Holm, known too many because of her Baby Mouse and Squish series, and Newbery Honor awards Ellie s granddad, Melvin Sagarsky, a scientist, has discovered the fountain of youth via a jellyfish compound called T melvinus Now the 76 year old has a senior brain in a pubescent body Madcap mayhem ensues as grumpy gr [...]

  • Maybe 2.5 stars I really wanted to like this book but found the characters pretty flat Ellie, an 11 year old girl, is in middle school and lost her best friend to volleyball Ellie s mother brings home a stray teenage boy, Melvin, view spoiler who is actually Ellie s grandfather He has found a way to reverse the aging process, and keeps trying to break into his old lab to rescue his jellyfish hide spoiler Melvin gets Ellie interested in famous scientists like Robert Oppenheimer, Isaac Newton, and [...]

  • Thank you to Netgalley and Random House for providing me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review Endings are sad.but beginnings are exciting This is one of those books I was invited to read via Netgalley When I received the invitation, I did not realize this was a middle grade book, so that revelation was rather surprising This was a cute book with lots of great messages for middle grade readers, but it definitely requires a great suspension of disbelief probably much easier fo [...]

  • The Nitty Gritty Ellie s world is about to get sucker punched in the gut First, her best friends runs off for greener pastures with the volleyball team, her father is off on a tour with his play company and her mother is a hipster looking for some fashion sense If that isn t enough her grandfather is now a moody teenager.Like most people Ellie doesn t like change, but her grandfather and importantly her dearly departed goldfish, Goldie just might teach the middle schooler that change is a neces [...]

  • I am giving this three stars, but it was like 2 1 2 I admire the attempt at making the book a science showcasing story with a female MC, but the story also has to be entertaining, and it fell short in that department The beginning of the book was great, but somewhere around 20% in it just dragged with too many setting details and unnecessary dialogue I speed read a couple chapters and then gave up I did want to know how it all ended, so I read the last chapter and it was back to being great ag [...]

  • THE FOURTEENTH GOLDFISH, BY JENNIFER L HOLMI really wanted to like this book The person who recommended it to me is a very dear friend, and a wonderful soul I tried so hardThis is a children s book I don t agree with it, but some people say allowances have to be made for that In any case, if you decide to read it, keep that in mind.Synopsis Ellie is an 11 year old girl with artistic parents who is currently suffering a break up from her best friend, and doesn t like the change One day, her grand [...]

  • I haven t read such a creative middle grade novel in some time Teaching younger readers not only about science and heritage, but also about coping with change and loss, The Fourteenth Goldfish is a really remarkable story.

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  • I liked this a lot than I was expecting to I had checked this title out because I just wanted something short for a couple of walks runs.I was reminded of Flowers for Algernon pretty early on in the story, but this book wasn t treading that same ground Instead, this book covered a lot of different territories growing old, losing friends and making new friends and the pain there, learning to live with one s parents expectations, learning to accept one s child s differences and interests, opening [...]

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  • Two second recap The Fourteenth Goldfish is a wonderful, funny tale on family, finding what you love in life and second chances Readers both young and old, will undoubtedly appreciate Ellie s gradual discovery of her love of science, and her growing appreciation of family and friends in all ages and forms Full review I ve been sitting on my review for The Fourteenth Goldfish for several months now, because I ve been worried that I just can t do this book justice It s a wonderfully inventive tale [...]

  • My thoughts upon finishing this 1 This is like Rebecca Stead lite And I mean that as a compliment Stead s books explore themes in interesting and sophisticated ways This explored a theme the impacts of science on nature on a bunch of levels in a way that is probably easier to grasp for most young readers I m very excited to talk to kids about this one 2 Man, I love this idea of a teenage grandparent So funny There was something about it that was familiar to me, but I can t put my finger on where [...]

  • You can read this and other reviews at Things I Find While Shelving I received a free ARC of this book via NetGalley This fact has no bearing on my review Ellie s life gets a little strange when a thirteen year old boy comes home with her mom and claims to be her grandfather All evidence points to him telling the truth, and Ellie is whisked into the world of science and discovering the possible as she tries to help her grandfather retrieve the specimen that made his life s work reversing aging p [...]

  • Holm has spun a beautiful little tale for readers of all ages that addresses family, growing pains, and the importance of belief in the possible Science facts sure to entice curious readers are found throughout the novel I love this simple, evocative story found many connections with the familial relationships Ellie s uncertainty about her future A must read THIS REVIEW COMES AS A RESULT OF READING AN ADVANCED READER S COPY MUCH THANKS TO THE RANDOM HOUSE REPS AT ALA14.

  • I liked how quick this book read, and I liked the overall theme of appreciating and living life to its fullest This is a great book for readers that enjoy science and characters that learn life lessons about getting older and discovering their true self.

  • THE FOURTEENTH GOLDFISH is a thoughtful, well written middle grade book that touches on friendship, coming of age aging, family, and science Jenni will be at Avid on 8 28 at 4pm She s best known for BABYMOUSE SQUISH but her novels are just lovely.

  • Originally posted here at Random Musings of a Bibliophile.I am going to be honest, I m not one of Jennifer Holm s biggest fans Don t get me wrong, I book talk her books, put them on recommended reading lists, and buy them for my daughter who is a huge a fan , but her writing style is not my particular cup of tea I was really surprised then to find myself enjoying The Fourteenth Goldfish as much as I did The Fourteenth Goldfish is a story about life and how it is in constant flux At the center of [...]

  • Thank you so much Random House Children s and NetGalley for inviting me to read this eARC copy of The Fourteenth Goldfish Ohhh this book was simply amazing If I could give it 10 stars I would.Ellie is a 12 year old girl living in San Francisco One morning she wakes up to find that her goldfish has died Unbeknownst to her, her mother Melissa has been switching out her goldfish since Kindergarten That was unlucky 13 taking a ride down the porcelain express.This story was about growing up and learn [...]

  • I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review We knew the world would not be the same A few people laughed A few people cried Most people were silent Oppenheimer Loc 476 of ARC That s right, that s an Oppenheimer quote from a middle grade book This isn t any old middle grade book about a girl and her goldfish admit it, you kinda thought it was It s a deeply moving story about a girl, Ellie and her grandfather Melvin Melvin is a scientist who just made a groun [...]

  • Originally posted LogcabinlibraryI love a story where everything comes full circle and all the pieces of the puzzle seem to seamlessly come into place One where Holm relates the story of how Ellie s kindergarten teacher gave out a goldfish to her students, but when the goldfish dies, her mom gives her a new one, and another, and another, until she has had thirteen goldfish in all Yet this little detail wraps into conveying the cycle of life A story where the reader is prompted to think about bel [...]

  • The Fourteenth Goldfish is the lighthearted story of Ellie a young girl who s just started 6th grade and her grandfather who s just discovered the key to the fountain of youth This story was a delight from start to finish with it s crazy situations and delightful approach to science.Jennifer Holm did an amazing job presenting science in a way that will really appeal to kids Her engaging characters and plot did a great job highlighting the joys of discovery and science There were times I found my [...]

  • I loved this middle grade book about dealing with change and the inevitability of change Ellie s life is undergoing changes that she isn t happy about Her best friend is moving on to other friends She has left fifth grade and is now in sixth attending a middle school Her grandfather is now living with them as a teenager and she found out her goldfish hasn t lived for seven years It has been replaced several times by a concerned mother There are many great lessons that can be taken away from this [...]

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