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Gillian Johnson grew up in Winnipeg. She competed nationally in speed skating, but quit to finish university. She has given swimming lessons in Churchill and was a canoeing instructor in Flin Flon. She’s taught English in Czechoslovakia and high school in Ottawa. Throughout, she has drawn and written. Her first book, Saranohair, was awarded Honorable Mention for the Graphics Prize at the Bologna Children’s Book Fair. My Sister Gracie, published in 2000, was awarded the Alcuin Design Award and has earned fans in Belgium, Australia, New Zealand, Denmark, Iceland and Venezuela. She has collaborated with author Richard Scrimger, providing the illustrations... Read More


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Melonhead
Written by Katy Kelly
Illustrated by Gillian Johnson
Trade Paperback

Melonhead, the first book in author Katy Kelly's laugh-out-loud chapter book series, is now in paperback!
 
Adam Melon's friend Lucy Rose gave him a nickname—Melonhead—and it caught on fast. Melonhead is a self-proclaimed inventor. All his life, which is ten years and counting, great ideas have been popping in and out of... Read More
 





Melonhead
Written by Katy Kelly
Illustrated by Gillian Johnson
Hardcover

Melonhead is my preferred name. Preferred by me, not my mom. She likes people to call me by my real name, Adam Melon. Luckily, it’s too late for that because when my friend, Lucy Rose, invented Melonhead, it caught
on fast.

Usually I am the one doing the inventing. All my life, which... Read More
 





Melonhead
Written by Katy Kelly
Illustrated by Gillian Johnson
eBook

Melonhead is my preferred name. Preferred by me, not my mom. She likes people to call me by my real name, Adam Melon. Luckily, it’s too late for that because when my friend, Lucy Rose, invented Melonhead, it caught
on fast.

Usually I am the one doing the inventing. All my life, which... Read More
 





Melonhead and the Undercover Operation
Written by Katy Kelly
Illustrated by Gillian Johnson
eBook

Melonhead here—with more rules?! I already have the Remind-O-Rama list from my mom, which reminds me what I shouldn't do. Now my dad has created the Melon Family Guidelines for Life to remind me what I should do. And even though all these rules are so simple even a worm could... Read More
 





Melonhead and the Undercover Operation
Written by Katy Kelly
Illustrated by Gillian Johnson
Trade Paperback

Melonhead here—with more rules?! I already have the Remind-O-Rama list from my mom, which reminds me what I shouldn't do. Now my dad has created the Melon Family Guidelines for Life to remind me what I should do. And even though all these rules are so simple even a worm could... Read More
 





Melonhead and the Undercover Operation
Written by Katy Kelly
Illustrated by Gillian Johnson
Hardcover

Melonhead here—with more rules?! I already have the Remind-O-Rama list from my mom, which reminds me what I shouldn't do. Now my dad has created the Melon Family Guidelines for Life to remind me what I should do. And even though all these rules are so simple even a worm could... Read More
 





Melonhead and the Vegalicious Disaster
Written by Katy Kelly
Illustrated by Gillian Johnson
eBook

It's not fair! Not only is Melonhead's new fifth-grade teacher notoriously strict and mean, his mother is making him eat more and more vegetables. So Melonhead and his pals come up with a genius idea to get out of eating his mom's vegalicious meals, all the while convincing her that they... Read More
 





Melonhead and the Vegalicious Disaster
Written by Katy Kelly
Illustrated by Gillian Johnson
Trade Paperback

It's not fair! Not only is Melonhead's new fifth-grade teacher notoriously strict and mean, his mother is making him eat more and more vegetables. So Melonhead and his pals come up with a genius idea to get out of eating his mom's vegalicious meals, all the while convincing her that they... Read More
 





Melonhead and the Vegalicious Disaster
Written by Katy Kelly
Illustrated by Gillian Johnson
Hardcover

It's not fair! Not only is Melonhead's new fifth-grade teacher notoriously strict and mean, his mother is making him eat more and more vegetables. So Melonhead and his pals come up with a genius idea to get out of eating his mom's vegalicious meals, all the while convincing her that they... Read More
 





Melonhead and the We-Fix-It Company
Written by Katy Kelly
Illustrated by Gillian Johnson
eBook

“Melonhead and his friends inhabit a world . . . where inventiveness and camaraderie reign supreme.” —Kirkus Reviews
 
For fans of Judy Blume's Fudge titles as well as Carl Hiaasen's Hoot.
Money. That’s what Melonhead and his best friend, Sam, need. Due to a “situation,” the boys have to pay for something they...

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Melonhead and the We-Fix-It Company
Written by Katy Kelly
Illustrated by Gillian Johnson
Hardcover Library Binding

“Melonhead and his friends inhabit a world . . . where inventiveness and camaraderie reign supreme.” —Kirkus Reviews
 
For fans of Judy Blume's Fudge titles as well as Carl Hiaasen's Hoot.
Money. That’s what Melonhead and his best friend, Sam, need. Due to a “situation,” the boys have to pay for something they...

Read More
 





Melonhead and the We-Fix-It Company
Written by Katy Kelly
Illustrated by Gillian Johnson
Trade Paperback

“Melonhead and his friends inhabit a world . . . where inventiveness and camaraderie reign supreme.” —Kirkus Reviews
 
For fans of Judy Blume's Fudge titles as well as Carl Hiaasen's Hoot.

Anybody who is eleven needs an allowance! My parents don’t agree. Neither do my friend Sam’s parents. You would think they...

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Melonhead and the We-Fix-It Company
Written by Katy Kelly
Illustrated by Gillian Johnson
Hardcover

“Melonhead and his friends inhabit a world . . . where inventiveness and camaraderie reign supreme.” —Kirkus Reviews
 
For fans of Judy Blume's Fudge titles as well as Carl Hiaasen's Hoot.
Money. That’s what Melonhead and his best friend, Sam, need. Due to a “situation,” the boys have to pay for something they...

Read More
 

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