The Fourteenth Goldfish

  • by Jennifer L. Holm
  • Narrated by Georgette Perna
  • 3 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

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.


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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Awesome Book

Loved everything about this story even the narrator! Wonderful read a long or read out loud!
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- pepper


This book was such an amazing read. The story has such a great message towards anyone who reads it. 5 stars!!!
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- Jennifer

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-26-2014
  • Publisher: Listening Library