“I’m a jellyfish glowing in the dark sea, bright and brilliant, just waiting to be discovered.”
Jennifer L. Holm, The Fourteenth Goldfish
The Third Mushroom is the hilarious, heartwarming, and much-anticipated sequel to The Fourteenth Goldfish by three-time Newbery Medalist Jennifer L. Holm. Jenni also collaborates with her brother, Matthew Holm, on two graphic novel series—the Eisner Award-winning Babymouse series and the bestselling Squish series.
Born in California, Jenni spent much of her life in Pennsylvania, where she grew up following her four brothers and enjoying the athletic and boy friendly activities they were into. After college, Jenni moved to New York, where she became a television producer before deciding to become a full-time writer. Her first novel Our Only May Amelia was the recipient of a Newbery Honor Award, and Holm was catapulted onto the children’s literature scene. She would go on to win another two Newbery Honors for her novels Penny from Heaven and Turtle in Paradise. Her recent novel, The Fourteenth Goldfish was a New York Times bestseller, and her newest book, Full of Beans, won the 2017 Scott O’Dell Award for Historical Fiction and was a New York Public Library Best Book for Kids.
“Holm impressively wraps pathos with comedy in this coming-of-age story, populated by a cast of vivid characters.”
A book signing will follow the program in the Children’s Department of Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh. Books will be available for sale before and after the lecture from Classic Lines.