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. Hes bossy. Hes cranky. And weirdly enough . . . he looks a lot like Ellies grandfather, a scientist whos always been slightly obsessed with immortality. Could this gawky teenager really be Grandpa Melvin? Has he finally found the secret to eternal youth?
Bluestem Book Award, Rebecca Caudill Book Award, Young Hoosier Book Award, Massachusetts Children's Book Award, Virginia Readers’ Choice Award, The Bluestem Award
South Carolina Book Awards, Golden Sower Award, Colorado Children’s Book Award, Iowa Children's Choice Award, William Allen White Children's Book Award