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Review | The Fourteenth Goldfish

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‘You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him discover it for himself’ ~ Galileo Galilei

Science fiction is becoming reality in Ellie’s house! It may take her a few minutes to catch up, but she does eventually realize that the teen ordering her mother around is really her grandfather, Melvin.

The thing is, Ellie finds her grandfather tremendously interesting and fun… though she’d much prefer for him to be his own age again.

Hott Review:

What I liked: The Fourteenth Goldfish was a cute middle-grade book. It was interesting and fast-paced. The huge underlying lesson is one that should stay with them for a long time.
What I didn’t like: I think this is going to be a niche book. There are a lot of science terms and references that not all middle-graders will enjoy.


Author: Jennifer L. Holm
Source: Random House Books for Young Readers via Netgalley
Grade: B+
Ages: 10-15
Setting: San Francisco, CA

Author Bio:

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.

Websites & Links: author's website


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