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 Third mushroom
 Author: Holm, Jennifer L.

 Publisher:  Random House (2018)

 Classification: Fiction
 Physical Description: 217 p.,  21 cm

 BTSB No: 460067 ISBN: 9781524719807
 Ages: 8-12 Grades: 3-7

 Subjects:
 Grandfathers -- Fiction
 Scientists -- Fiction
 Aging -- Fiction
 Middle schools -- Fiction
 School stories
 Friendship -- Fiction
 Family life -- Fiction

Price: $20.76

Summary:
When thirteen-year-old Ellie's Grandpa Melvin, a world-renowned scientist in the body of a fourteen-year-old boy, comes for an extended visit, he teaches her that experimenting--and failing--is part of life.

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Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: MG
   Reading Level: 3.80
   Points: 4.0   Quiz: 196869
Reading Counts Information:
   Interest Level: 3-5
   Reading Level: 2.70
   Points: 9.0   Quiz: 75102

Reviews:
   Kirkus Reviews (07/15/18)
   Booklist (06/01/18)
 The Hornbook (00/09/18)

Full Text Reviews:

Booklist - 06/01/2018 In Holm’s The Thirteenth Goldfish (2014), Elle’s grandfather Melvin, a 76-year-old widowed scientist trapped in the body of a teenage boy after discovering a substance with antiaging properties, came to live with his daughter and granddaughter. More than a year after those events, seventh-grader Elle now cajoles her “cousin” Melvin into helping her conduct a science experiment for extra credit. Their project, which involves fruit flies and a mutant salamander, seems promising as a way of helping animals to regenerate lost body parts, but it has unintended consequences as well. Meanwhile, Elle navigates the awkwardness of her first date, and her grandpa/cousin Melvin deals with unsettling changes of his own. Always entertaining and often amusing, Elle’s first-person narrative offers fresh perspectives on the strength of middle-school friendships and family ties, as well as the pain of losing a beloved pet. A STEM thread runs throughout the book, in references to famous scientists, while an appended section profiles several of them and recommends related books. Lively, funny, and thought-provoking, here’s a must-read sequel to a memorable chapter book. - Copyright 2018 Booklist.

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