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
$16.99

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.