Have you read The Fourtheenth Goldfish by Jennifer Holm yet?! On August 21 we will meet in the Book Club Room from 6:30-7:30 p.m. to discuss it. Registration is required, and you can register either online (click on the program name on August 21), in person, or by calling 317-844-3363. A copy of the book will be available at the Children's Desk to registered pairs. Space is limited, so register early! Girls must be ages 9, 10, or 11.
Haven't heard about The Fourteenth Goldfish yet? Eleven-year-old Ellie has never liked change. She misses fifth grade. She misses her old best friend. She even misses her dearly departed goldfish. Then one day a strange boy shows up. He's bossy. He's cranky. And weirdly enough . . . he looks a lot like Ellie's grandfather, a scientist who's always been slightly obsessed with immortality. Could this pimply boy really be Grandpa Melvin? Has he finally found the secret to eternal youth?
With a lighthearted touch and plenty of humor, Jennifer Holm celebrates the wonder of science and explores fascinating questions about life and death, family and friendship, immortality . . . and possibility.