Ellie was not big on change...and lots of things have changed. Her school has changed. Her friends have changed. Then one day a strange boy entered the picture. He looked - and acted - a lot like Ellie’s grandfather, a scientist on a quest for eternal youth. Could this boy really be Grandpa Melvin? This is a humorous story about life, family, and imagining the possible.
11 year old Ellie’s best friend has found volleyball and new friends; her long-lived goldfish, Goldie, has met her maker, and Ellie does not know what to do next. Then, Ellie’s mother brings home a 13 year-old boy who reminds her of her scientist grandfather Melvin. Who is this boy, really? And what does this all have to do with goldfish? The search for answers to these questions takes Ellie on a surprising adventure.