The Fourteenth Goldfish

fourteenth goldfish cover image The Fourteenth Goldfish

by Jennifer L. Holm
Middle Reader
Random House Books for Young Readers
Hardcover, 208 pages

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 place in it. Kids should come away with increased appreciation for and/or interest in science, discovery, experimentation, the history of medicine, and much, much more.