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Ray & Me (Baseball Card Adventures) Hardcover – February 24, 2009
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About the Author
Dan Gutman is the New York Times bestselling author of the Genius Files series. He is also the author of the Baseball Card Adventure series, which has sold more than 1.5 million copies around the world, and the My Weird School series, which has sold more than 9 million copies.
Thanks to his many fans who voted in their classrooms, Dan has received nineteen state book awards and ninety-two state book award nominations. He lives in New York City with his wife, Nina. You can visit him online at www.dangutman.com.
Top Customer Reviews
.....This story is a fantastic combination of baseball history and time-traveling fantasy. It combines the life of Ray Chapman, a real person who is the only major league player to die from a pitch, with the life of Joe Stoshack, a fictional Little Leaguer with the power to travel back in time. It fantastically depicts what might have happened on August 16, 1920. This is why I think "Ray and Me" deserves five out of five stars.
The reality of this exciting baseball thriller is when Stosh becomes a pitcher for a Little League team after playing third base.
Back in time Stosh takes a batting helmet with him as a safety device that didn't exist back in the 1920's. It's hard for me to believe sometimes that batting helmets is a necessity in baseball today. I suppose when I see a baseball player wearing a batting helmet I merely take it for granted.
This is a fantastic baseball story that combines baseball history with traveling back in time. Chapman is the only person that I know of who ever died after being hit by a pitched baseball. Kids won't want to put this story down until they read the last page. I strongly recommend this book for kids of all ages. I give "Ray & Me" five stars and I'm Marvin P. Ferguson, author of THE UNKNOWN BASEBALL PLAYER.
I love how this book connects to more than just baseball fans and makes the reader want to keep reading. The book Ray and Me has many exciting moments. It is unpredictable on what will happen. In Ray and Me, a main character Joe, has compassion for Ray and tries to save him from dying by getting hit in the head with a baseball. Joe has compassion for Ray because Joe has been hit in the head with a baseball. Luckily people wear helmets now unlike back in the books setting.
In the book Ray and Me, Dan writes about historical things but gives it a twist by adding different character that don't exist but add so much to the story. Dan Gutman makes the characters seem as they are right next to you playing catch or running from trouble. In the book Joe has a weird time adjusting to the way people lived back then. Joe tried his best to not bring up T.V.'s or modern things like that.
I highly recommend this book to everybody no matter how old you are or what you interests are. Dan Gutman defiantly directed this book to more than just baseball fans. This is a book that all people from ages around 10 and older can read and talk about because of the way it was written. I also highly recommend checking out more of Dan Gutman's books.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This series of books has changed our eleven year old grandson's reading into a love of reading! His game has greatly improved and his school grades went up a full letter grade... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Tom Holeman
NOT APPROPRIATE FOR CHILDREN. DRINKING, SLANG, ADULT RELATIONS ETC.Published 16 months ago by Larry U.
This book is amazing. If you love baseball and time travel, then this is the book for you. I loved it and I liked when Stosh pitched his first strikeout. 5 stars!Published 17 months ago by Kristine Johnson
I purchased this book to scan on Bookshare, but by the time I bought the book it had already been scanned. Still, it's a really good book and it's number nine in the series.Published 18 months ago by Al
I got this for my little brother, and his eyes just couldn't leave my Kindle!Published 19 months ago by Brynn