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The Fourteenth Goldfish by Jennifer Holm
 

Book Summary

The daughter of a blue-haired drama teacher starts connecting with her grouchy scientist grandfather. He’s got a Finnish fan club with 200 members, and he’s not shy about telling people it exists. As the main character starts to appreciate science, she also begins to question its power.
 
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The Fourteenth Goldfish

Book Review

This is a charming story with quirky characters. It might be a little odd for some readers, but that's precisely what will make other readers complete devotees.

Topics and Themes for this book:

 
  • Eternal Youth
  • Science; What is Possible
  • Family Relationships
 
  • Dealing with Change
  • Growing Up; Finding Your Place

Discussion Questions for this book:

The best discussion questions, of course, are generated by and contemplated by readers. These questions are designed to avoid major spoilers about the book, and to provide a starting point for teachers, parents, and student reading groups.


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