Michael de Guzman

Now available in paperback and ebook editions at Amazon, Createspace, Nook, and other sites. Also available as a paperback in Spanish.

MELONHEAD (Paperback & Ebook versions)


A journey of self-discovery that takes Sidney, aka Melonhead because of his large, round head which sits atop a pencil thin body, from Seattle to Los Angeles to New York City to a village in Rhode Island in search of a safe place to be.

"Readers will identify with Sidney's emotional struggles and succumb to his charm." - -School Library Journal.

"Here's a ride worth taking, not so much for its destination as for the characters - and insights - gathered along the way." - - Kirkus Reviews.

A New York Public Library Best Book for the Teen Age.

Books for young and teen readers, and their parents.

Fiction. Young readers.
It's time for both Cosmos DeSotos to move on.
Once again, Cosmos splits his time between reality and his imagination. With far reaching results.
Cosmos DeSoto takes on his toughest case, when he's hired to protect the star of the movie in his mind, TEETH.
A twelve-year-old boy realizes a dream as his death approaches.
A dog, a boy and a man save each other's lives.
This is the Spanish edition of Growing Up Rita
Rita Martinez is separated from her mother in an immigration raid and must find the courage and skills to survive while she tries to find her and get her mother back.
A mute runaway boy finds a ventriloquist’s dummy and rediscovers his own voice.
A journey of self-discovery that takes Sidney, a boy with an enormous head on a pencil thin body, on a bus trip across America.
Beekman and his father have moved a dozen times in his brief life in Manhattan. He's been to nearly that many schools. All he wants in life now is to stay in one place.
Albert’s dream of adventure comes true when Wendell, the grandfather he’s never met, shows up unexpectedly and they go off together on an unexpected journey.
Henrietta must find the courage to confront change and tragedy when her perfect world is turned upside down.
Fifteen-year-old Alison spends the summer with the father who abandoned her many years earlier. Theirs is a story of rejection and acceptance. The struggle to achieve a relationship.
Young adult and older readers
A daughter and mother fight their way to a relationship.

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