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THE FOURTEENTH GOLDFISH

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Holm
Author's First Name: 
Jennifer
Publisher: 
Random House
Publication Date: 
2014

Ellie's grandfather is a teenager, again. Even more humorous than dealing with newfound everlasting youth are the struggles of attending middle school. Science and philosophy on life and death are seamlessly woven into this lighthearted tale.

Comments

 MEETING NOTES FOR SEPTEMBER

 MEETING NOTES FOR SEPTEMBER 26

POSITIVE COMMENTS

  • Writing allows you to buy "fountain of youth" conceit.
  • Wonderful, un-heavy-handed moral.
  • Each chapter gets one more goldfish, until later.
  • Really makes you think what it would be like if adults in your life got younger.

OBSERVATIONS

  • Mention good of scientific progress without the downside - but that's ok for this age group.
  • Grandfather's jellyfish isn't real, but others are.
  • Packaging looks much younger than the actual book.