Honus & Me (Baseball Card Adventures #1)

by Dan Gutman (Author)

Reading Level: 6th — 7th Grade

With more than 2 million books sold, the Baseball Card Adventures bring the greatest players in history to life!

Joe Stoshack lives for baseball. He knows everything there is to know about the game--except how to play well. His specialty is striking out. Stosh feels like a real loser, and when he takes a low-paying job cleaning a bunch of junk out of his neighbor's attic, he feels even worse--until he comes across a little piece of cardboard that takes his breath away. His heart is racing. His brain is racing. He can hardly believe his eyes. Stosh has stumbled upon a T-206 Honus Wagner--the most valuable baseball card in the world! But he's about to find out that it's worth a lot more than money. Because it turns out Stosh has the incredible ability to travel through time using baseball cards--and now he's headed back to 1909, when Honus Wagner played for the Pittsburgh Pirates in a World Series for the record books.

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Publishers Weekly

Cleaning out his neighbor's attic, a gawky 12-year-old discovers a mint-condition Honus Wagner 1909, $450,000 baseball card. In this addition to the Baseball Card Adventures series, baseball, time travel and magic converge for, in PW's words, a "joyfully entertaining yarn that hits at least a triple." Ages 8-12. (Mar.)

Review quotes

"Gutman spins a delightful tale."— The Star-Ledger

"A captivating blend of fact and fantasy"— Chicago Tribune


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Publication date
January 20, 2003
Baseball Card Adventures
BISAC categories
JUV001000 - Juvenile Fiction | Action & Adventure
JUV016150 - Juvenile Fiction | Historical | United States - 20th Century
JUV032010 - Juvenile Fiction | Sports & Recreation | Baseball
Library of Congress categories
Time travel
Baseball stories
Wagner, Honus
Baseball cards
California Young Reader Medal
Winner 2001 - 2001
Rebecca Caudill Young Readers Book Award
Nominee 2001 - 2001
Georgia Children's Book Award
Nominee 2001 - 2001
Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Award
Nominee 2001 - 2001

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