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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Yearling Books
Publication date April 5, 2016
Pages 201
Binding Paperback
Book category Juvenile Fiction
ISBN-13 9780375871146
ISBN-10 0375871144
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.25 by 7.75 in.
Weight 0.36 lbs.
Original list price $7.99
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: Believe in the possible . . . with this New York Times bestseller by three-time Newbery Honor winner Jennifer L. Holm. A perfect read about a child's relationship with her grandfather!
 
Galileo. Newton. Salk. Oppenheimer. Science can change the world . . . but can it go too far?
 
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 gawky teenager 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. Look for EXCLUSIVE NEW MATERIAL in the paperback—including Ellie’s gallery of scientists and other STEM-appropriate features.
 
“Warm, witty, and wise.” —The New York Times
 
* “Written in a clean, crisp style, with lively dialogue and wit, this highly accessible novel will find a ready audience.” —Booklist, Starred
 
* “Top-notch middle-grade fiction.” —Publishers Weekly, Starred
 
* “Ellie’s memorable journey into the world of science will inspire readers to explore the world around them and celebrate the possible.” —Shelf Awareness, Starred
 
“Awesomely strange and startlingly true-to-life. It makes you wonder what’s possible.” —Rebecca Stead, Newbery Medal–winning author of When You Reach Me

25 STATE AWARD LISTS including the Sunshine State!

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Hardcover
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from Random House Childrens Books (August 26, 2014)
9780375870644 | details & prices | 195 pages | 6.00 × 8.00 × 1.00 in. | Rec. grade levels 4-6 | 0.70 lbs | List price $16.99
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Paperback
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from Yearling Books (April 5, 2016)
9780375871146 | details & prices | 201 pages | 5.25 × 7.75 × 0.75 in. | Rec. grade levels 4-6 | 0.36 lbs | List price $7.99
This edition also contains The Fourteenth Goldfish
About: Believe in the possible .
CD/Spoken Word
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With Georgette Perna (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from Listening Library (August 26, 2014)
9780804193801 | details & prices | 5.50 × 6.00 × 0.75 in. | Rec. grade levels 4-6 | 0.30 lbs | List price $30.00
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Library
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from Random House Childrens Books (August 26, 2014)
9780375970641 | details & prices | 195 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.75 in. | Rec. grade levels 4-6 | 0.70 lbs | List price $19.99
About: Believe in the possible .
Prebinding
Book cover for 9780606384650
 
from Turtleback Books (April 5, 2016)
9780606384650 | details & prices | Rec. grade levels 4-6 | List price $18.40
This edition also contains The Fourteenth Goldfish
About: FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY.

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