Pedro Martin

Guppy Books



ISBN: 9781916558069


Publication date: 28 September 2023



Pedro Martín has grown up hearing stories about his abuelito—his legendary crime-fighting grandfather who was once a part of the Mexican Revolution. But that doesn’t mean Pedro is excited at the news that abuelito is coming to live with their family.

After all, Pedro has eight very noisy brothers and sisters and the house is crowded enough! Still, Pedro piles into the Winnebago with his family for a road trip to Mexico to bring abuelito home, and what follows is the trip of a lifetime, one filled with laughs and heartache. Along the way, Pedro finally connects with his abuelito and learns what it means to grow up and find his grito.

Pedro Martin

Former Hallmark artist for 27 years and the creator of Asteroid Andy, Pedro is the author and illustrator of Mexikid: A Graphic Memoir from Dial Penguin. Pedro also chronicles his life growing up Mexican American online in a series called Mexikid Stories. (@Mexikidstories, instagram, Facebook and

 Author portrait © Gina Martin