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Grade 4-6. An intriguing time-travel novel. While 12-year-old Joe Stoshack is cleaning out Miss Young's attic for spending money, he finds the world's most valuable baseball card, picturing Honus Wagner. Joe wrestles with the thought of telling Miss Young about his discovery and of returning it to her. But she had instructed him to throw out all the junk in the attic, and he knows the money raised from selling the card would help his single mother. That night, Joe wakes up to see Wagner in his bedroom, and they eventually travel back in time to the 1909 World Series. Gutman includes plenty of factual baseball information in this short novel. An appendix helps readers sort out fact from fantasy. Most young baseball-card collectors will have heard about the famous Honus Wagner cards, one of which was sold in 1991 for almost half-a-million dollars, making the premise of the story familiar. Black-and-white photos of Wagner and the series, although sometimes dark or grainy, add authenticity to the book. An enjoyable escape into another decade.?Blair Christolon, Prince William Library, Manassas, VA
Copyright 1997 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Gr. 4^-7. Joe Stoshack and his mom aren't rich, so when Joe finds a valuable baseball card in an old lady's attic, he thinks he's got it made. Joe is an avid baseball card collector so he knows that the Honus Wagner card is baseball's rarest find. What he doesn't know is that the card has properties that allow both Joe and Honus Wagner to travel through time. Joe (now rather inexplicably a man) even gets to play in the 1909 World Series. This peppy, pleasing offering is well researched and should delight young baseball fans; even readers not into sports will enjoy the fantasy elements. The inclusion of a few historical photos is a nice touch, too. Since Joe's ability to travel in time comes through his touching certain baseball cards, expect more trips with Joe around long-ago bases. Ilene Cooper --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 8 - 12 years
  • Grade Level: 5 - 9
  • Lexile Measure: 690L (What's this?)
  • Series: Baseball Card Adventures
  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins; Reprint edition (January 21, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0380788780
  • ISBN-13: 978-0380788781
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 5.2 x 7.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (93 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #93,177 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Michael R. Chernick on April 6, 2008
Format: Paperback
This is a nice fiction story not as good but up in the ranks with "Field of Dreams." A boys travels back in time to see the greats from the early years of baseball. Great nostalgia and fantasy esoecially if you like stories involving time travel. The cover is the famous rare Honus Wagner card worth more than any other baseball card because of its rarity. The book includes some very interesting non-fiction about how the card came about and why it is so rare.
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This is one of the best in the Joe Stoshack series, the boy who travels in time to meet some of baseball's legends. Gutman excels at evoking baseball's early years, when the game was more intimate and perhaps rougher. Gutman really did his research: "People were hanging all over the fence, and there were seats in front [italics] of the fence. The only thing keeping fans away from the playing field was a rope." Gutman also includes some play by play descriptions from the 1909 Series.
Gutman supplements these descriptions with newspaper clipings, great photos (including one of Wagner and Cobb, and what I assume is the Detroit field, "Bennett Park," in 1909), a reproduction of the T-206 Wagner, stats, a 2-page baseball "tips" piece written by Wagner in 1950, and a short section that separates the book's facts from fiction.
There's a minor romantic subplot that seemed a bit contrived, but it's incidental to the main action here. Wagner comes off as an admirable man with a wonderful sense of humor, and Gutman, as usual, shares with us his great affection for the game.
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my 7 1/2 year old son (he's an above-grade reader) has read all five, and loved all of, dan gutman's baseball card books. i had the privilege of listening to one on tape -- this one, honus & me. it is well-told with great morality lessons and interesting historical information. Dan Gutman is the perfect author for baseball loving little boys. We both cant wait for his next.
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A Kid's Review on October 17, 2006
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The novel, Honus and Me was an exciting book to read. I enjoyed this book because it was based on sports. (Baseball) this was cool cause I could make a lot of connections.

There were a couple of scenes in Honus and Me that were truly enjoyable. Including when Stoshack batted for Honus while Honus cleaned up his hand after Ty Cobb's cleats spiked him. Another favorite scene was when Miss Young came out with her shotgun and broke the fight up between Stoshack and Birdie who was trying to take the t-206 Honus Wagner card.

If I could change one thing in this book I would have let Stoshack keep at least one of the Honus cards. I think the author didn't let him because he was trying to show a lesson.

A few things were learned from reading this book such as always doing the wright thing. Even if it can make you mad. One thing I gained from reading this book was that even if people are bowlegged they shouldn't be judged.
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By A Customer on December 2, 1999
Format: Paperback
Honus & Me By: Dan Gutman Would you like to read a book about Honus Wagner? What about baseball history? Well here it is. The book is Honus & Me. It is a very interesting book with a lot of facts about Honus Wagner. Joe Stoshack loves baseball. One day when cleaning up his next store neighbors basement Joe found a Honus Wagner card, the most valuable card in the world! In the middle of the night Joe wakes up and face to face with him is Honus Wagner. Now they will go to the past with Honus Wagner. They will go on the one of the greatest journeys ever.
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Too bad I didn't, because he seems like one heck of a good guy. Generous, talented, respected even by his arch rivals such as Ty Cobb, this guy helped the Pirates win the 1909 World Series in game seven, in Detroit. I found out that I'd been pronouncing his name wrong, because it's short for "Johannes." German, sure, but I still bet you can figure out how to pronounce it. This is the first of the baseball card series, in which our hero can travel through time using baseball cards. Good stuff!
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Honus and Me is a great book. It's about this little boy named Joe. He loves to collect baseball cards. One day he bought a pack of cards and found a one-of-a-kind Honus Wagner card, What he didn't know was that the card had a special power, ( You need to read the book to find out)
My favorite character was Joe. He was a good kid who loved baseball. I like him a lot because I am a big sports fan also.
My favorite part of the book was when Joe played in the major league game. He got to experience something that no other kid has done before.
I would encourage SPORTS FANS to read this book. Even if you aren't a big sports fan I still think you would really enjoy this book.
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A Kid's Review on October 16, 2004
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To start out my review, I would like to point out that "Honus and Me" is not correct grammar. It should be "Honus and I", but then again, "Honus and Me" sounds more like it's coming from a kid's point of view, and that's exactly where it comes from. Joe Stoshack tells the story of a strange feeling he gets when he holds a baseball card, and how it turns into something else. This book contains true information about Honus Wagner. I listened to the book on tape, and at the end, they explained some more about Honus. I'm not sure if that is in the book or not. The ending left something to be desired, I felt, but I still enjoyed it! I would definately recommend this book to any baseball fan!
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