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Honus & Me (Baseball Card Adventures #1)

3.99 of 5 stars 3.99  ·  rating details  ·  1,553 ratings  ·  127 reviews
Joe Stoshack is beginning to think life can't get much worse. The thing he likes best in the whole world is baseball. He knows everything there is to know about the game...except how to hit home runs. His specialty seems to be striking out. But Joe's life is about to change in the most amazing way. . .

When Joe gets a job cleaning old Miss Young's attic he's not too happy a
Hardcover, 144 pages
Published March 1st 1997 by HarperCollins (first published January 1st 1997)
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part of the fun of working with kids and books is catching up on YA lit and inhabiting the mind of a 12-year old for a few weeks. this book, the first in a series, is completely hokey, with cheesy dialogue and a cartoonish villain, but it works. a boy stumbles upon a 1909 honus wagner baseball card in an old lady's attic, a monumental discovery in and of itself, but then learns he can bring the player to life and travel back through time just by touching it, to the year on the card. forget kids, ...more
Aleutia Abbate
I've had a few of these books that I had gotten through that scholastic catalog in elementary school; assuming I've had them for about 8 years. Never read them until now. Searched the house for a few books to read today and found this. Being a fan of historical fiction and being the daughter of an avid baseball fan and umpire, I decided to read this book.

This was a very quick and easy read only being a little over 130 pages, and it was really enjoyable. I liked it. I liked the main character, Jo
Joe B
Over my April vacation, I read a phenomenal book called Honus & Me. The book is about a young boy named Joe Stoshack who found an old baseball card while cleaning out his neighbor’s attic. He wonders if he should keep it or not because it is worth $500,000. This baseball card magically takes him back in time to 1909 to meet baseball great Honus Wagner.

I give this book a 5 out of 5 stars because it never got boring and always kept me eager to read on. Another reason why I really liked this
Darion Lycksell
The novel Honus and Me is a great book. Especially for the people who like baseball. This book obviously is not true, but it makes you think what if this actually happened. They will try to comprehend if and how it could happen.

Dan Gutman has written many great sports novels. This one is one of the best in my opinion because of the story he tells it with.

Joe Stoshack a 12 year old baseball fanatic was volunteered by his mother to clean out a old woman's attic. He did not want to help, but he kn
I just got done reading an amazing fictional book called Honus and me by Dan Gutman. A boy named joe has this magical power to go back in time by using a baseball card. This time joe does something different. Honus wagnor is a pro baseball player that used to play long ago. He went to meet honus back in 1919 but he didn't. To find out what happens read this great book.
Genre: Fantasy/Historical Fiction (Fiction)

Fountas and Pinnell Guided Reading Level: R

Summary: Joe lives with his mom in Louisville, Kentucky. He is into baseball cards, but can't collect as many as he would like because his family is short on money. One day, his elderly neighbor, Amanda Young, asks him to clean out her attic for a few bucks. While he is cleaning it out, he discovers an Honus Wagner baseball card from 1909. It is the most valuable baseball card. Before he has a chance to tell hi
Katie Dubik Schwarz
Of course my baseball-obsessed 5 1/2 year old is totally into this series of books. He even checks out the ones we've not read yet, and just pages through them, "reading" them, for the pictures and a preview. But my not-so-baseball-obsessed daughter Lorelei, his big sister, is now into them just as much. They are all about baseball, but they're also really good, interesting stories.

This was my least favorite of the ones we've read (Satch & Me, Jackie & Me are the others behind us--both
Jake Proctor
It is about a kid named Joe stosach who learns that he can go back in time with baseball cards Joe the main character finds a half million dollar card while cleaning out his neighbors attic. and in the middle of the night honus the guy on the baseball card Shows up in his bedroom and does not no were he is. And he has telported back from 1909. Honus has a world series game 2 days later so a day later at 10 at night they try telporting him back but joe goes with him so now joe is in 1909 and he i ...more
This was a somewhat hokey read, but one that I enjoyed nonetheless. It's hard to find well-written sports fiction for kids, and Honus & Me is not really an exception; Gutman's focus is almost exclusively on Honus Wagner and the game of baseball. You don't really get to know Stosh all that well. The book was published in 1998, and it shows in places, but I still think this book would hold appeal for readers, particularly young reluctant readers who are starting to move beyond the introductory ...more
Hunter Cohen
In the fiction book Honus and Me, a boy named Joe Stoshack loves every aspect of baseball, which is why they consider him the "Baseball freak." But the only problem that he has with baseball is that he strikes out very often and tends to get frustrated. But one afternoon he finds a Honus Wagner baseball card (considered the most valuable baseball card ever worth over a million dollars.) After finding the card he brings it to a shop to sell it, but amazingly he comes back to life to help Joe with ...more
Abe Seldowitz
The realistic ficiton book Honus & Me by Dan Gutman is all about a boy named Joey Stoshack or Stosh that is thirteen years old. Stosh has a special power of being able to go back in time to meet famous baseball players with their card. He finds an extremely rare card, a Honus Wagner card that is worth a lot of money. Rather than selling it, he holds the card in his hand, and goes back in time to meet the baseball great Honus Wagner. When he gets to Pittsburgh, he is amazed at what he finds, ...more
Ryan Oswald
The name of this book is Honus and Me. This is a book written by Dan Gutman.He has multiple books in the series the first one being Honus and Me. This book is a historical nonfiction. In this book the main character cleans out his neighbors attic and finds a card he thinks is very cool. When he finds out the price he doesn't want to let the card out of his sight. When he wakes up Honus Wagner(the person on the card) is in his room. They end up doing some pretty great things. I gave this book 5 s ...more
I liked this book a lot more than I thought I would! A twelve-year-old boy finds a mint-condition baseball card that's worth a half-million dollars -- but it's real value turns out to be as the key to meeting baseball hero Honus Wagner! I get a little nostalgic about baseball and baseball cards (it reminds me of my childhood with two brothers!) and I enjoy learning new things about history, and this book had both. I had never heard of Wagner, but his sports story was an interesting one, and it w ...more
Hunter Robb
Honus & Me is a phenomenally written book by author Dan Gutman. Its about a young boy named Joe Stoshack (Stosh for short) who has a mysterious ability to travel through time, but only through baseball cards. Which isn't much of a problem considering he loves baseball. While one day cleaning an attic of a older lady named Amanda Young he discovers a very rare T-206 Honus Wagner card. At first he wants to sell but after getting nearly scammed by the baseball shop card owner, he decides to vis ...more
Aug 27, 2011 librarian4Him02 rated it 2 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to librarian4Him02 by: Solano Kids Read Committee
Plot - Joe Stoshack reluctantly agrees to help an elderly neighbor clean out her attic when he finds a rare and valuable baseball card of Honus Wagner. He discovers later that night that he can travel through tim or bring Wagner to his time simply by holding the card and wishing. Je marvels at getting to meet one of his heroes...and the things Honus can teach him about baseball!

Wjy I picked it up - It was another on the list my committee is selecting from for the one book, one county reading pro
Honus And Me Joe stoshack is the main charecter of this book Honus And Me.This book is an advenser book.It is about Joe Stoshack and he is a big fan of baseball cards and his favorite player ever was Honus Wagner Honus Wagner is one of the most famose baseball players ever to live.Joe wanted a Honus Wagner baseball card so bad so he went to his neighbors house and she was very old and he was cleaning out her attic for her and then he found a Honus Wagner baseball card so he put it in his pocket ...more
Jake H
Joe Stoshack finds a card in his old neighbor, Miss Young's attic. He realizes that it is a Honus Wagner card. He takes it to a card shop and they say it is only 10 dollars. But he figures out they are lieing because this is a very rare card. It is actually worth $400,000 to $500,000. Joe shows his mom and she says to take it back to her because it is wrong. Joe disagrees because she was going to throw it out anyways. The next morning, Joe finds Honus in his room. Joe made Honus travel thro
Apr 13, 2008 Tommy is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Baseballfans
I've read most of the books of this series but this book is probably my favorite. This text tells the story of the Stoshack family. They are extremly poor and need some money and they need it fast. So Joey Stoshack a kid was offered to clean the attic of their neighbor Mrs. Young. She offered to pay him five dollars. Finally he expecpted. I can tell you the attic very messy. When he's about to finish he notices a box of baseball cards. There he finds magic, a very rare baseball card, reading Hon ...more
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Honus and Me written by Dan Gutman was the first book of the series but not the best. It was also the first book of the series i had read and was like no other book I have read.Joe Stoshack a baseball extrordinare supposedly, was rambling through his neighbors basement {a job he hardly gets paid for} and stumbled upon a T-206 Honus Wagner baseball card the most valuable card in the world, and when he held it, and i quote ''the first time i touched a baseball card i felt a tingling sensation all ...more
Maxamilian Kelly
This is a book for people that like reading, understand the concept of baseball, and enjoy watching and playing baseball. I love all of those and it is the best collection of books I have ever read. You need to ive Dan Gutman a lot of credit on this series of books, So far, I have read, Jackie and Me, Honus and Me, Babe and me, Shoeless Joe and Me, Mickey and Me, and more. I am currently reading Abner and me, and they have all been great. They all have the same story line, but Joe Stoshack Trave ...more
Sep 21, 2008 Tiffany rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: kids, kids who like baseball
Shelves: kiddies, sports
A cute book. Joe Stoshack discovers a rare Honus Wagner card, and is suddenly able to bring Wagner into the 90s. Honus and Joe discuss baseball (obviously), and Honus gives Joe the mental tools to being a better baseball player.

I have to say, I liked Gutman's The Homework Machine better than this, but this one is still good. It would especially be good for young baseballers who perhaps don't like to read -- it has enough baseball talk in it (stats, discussion of Joe's little league games, baseb
Shant Zatourian
I chose this book because a friend recommended it to me. This book is about a kid named Joe who is a baseball card collector. One day his mothers friend ask him to clean her attic out and while he was doing that he found a very valuable baseball card of a player named Honus Wagner. After finding out that the card is worth over a half a million dollars, he tries to keep the card safe. Throughout the book, he faces many struggles of people trying to steal the card from him. My favorite quote from ...more
Sep 12, 2010 Doreen rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for:'s sweet
Recommended to Doreen by: found it while shelving in the children's room. Melissa had mention Honus, so it piqued my curiosity.
This is a book from the children's room at the library. It's intended for probably, a fifth grade reading level. I loved husband loved it. It's a super-quick read about a young man who 'meets' Honus Wagner! Of course, Honus has been dead since 1955, but there is an element of fantasy here that makes the story wonderful.
For those who don't know, Honus Wagner played most of his baseball career as a shortstop for the Pittsburg (no H) Pirates! His card is worth more than any other cards beca
Dan Gutman captures what it feels like to be a young boy in love with baseball. Joe Stoshack, the main character in story, plays on a little league team and is a fanatic baseball card collector. He finds a rare baseball card while cleaning his neighbor's attic. It turns out to "the most valuable baseball card in the world" and a key to time travel. Joe brings back the great Honus (Hans) Wagner, Pittsburg Pirates ballplayer circa 1909. Joe bonds with Honus when he gets to meet him in Joe's time a ...more
Sep 07, 2008 Jess rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: 4th-6th grade boys; Wagner fans, baseball fans
Recommended to Jess by: Fantasy Syllabus
Shelves: z_08, fantasy, juniors
While cleaning out her neighbor's attic, Joe Stoshack comes across the most valuable card in baseball history: Honus Wagner. Even more remarkable is what happens that night.

Hokey but nice. Hans seems like a cool guy - gotta love baseball back when guys lived their entire life in one town. Baseball fans will love this: the rivalry between Ty Cobb and Honus, the attitude toward fans and salaries presented by Honus, along with his stories, the 1909 World series, and the chance of finding the dream
Grant Hill
Honus and Me takes you to another level,that is why I enjoyed reading this book so much.Joe Stoshack loves collecting baseball cards.Joe has a very interesting story story to tell you.Once you start reading Honus and Me you won't ever want to put the book down until the end.Joe Stoshack will make you tingle to read Honus and Me. Its a great book and you should try it out
Pat Salvatini
Joe Stoshack loves baseball and collects baseball cards, doing small jobs in the neighborhood to make small purchases. He wasn't pleased to empty Miss Young's attic foe only $5, but when he drops a box and finds a rare Honus Wagner card, "the" most valuable baseball card ever. Should Joe tell his mom? Should he give some, or all, of the money to Miss Young? Would it solve all his problems? Joe wasn't thinking about these however when he was holding the card. Instead he was thinking about Honus W ...more
Joseph Park
I thought that this book was very interesting. I mean, it was a very creative idea, thinking of going back in time with a baseball card. This book was about Stosh, I believe to be a student in middle school, who plays baseball, but isn't so good at it. He had already found out he has powers to get himself by in time with a baseball card, but then he meets someone he never thought he would. Honus Wagner, a famous baseball player. He shares experiences with him, but soon new secrets are revealed, ...more
I really loved this book. Its about a boy named Joe who is a baseball card collector. He is asked by his mothers friend to clean out her attic one day. In Miss ayoungs attic he finds a baseball card of Honus Wagner that is worth over half a million dollars. My favorite quote from the book is when he picks up the card and he says he feels a tingling sensation. This shows hes special and important from the start. Joe can travel through time using baseball cards. He ususe the card he finds to trave ...more
I thought this book was great, I strongly think that if you like baseball you should read this book. It al starts off when Stosh, cleans his Neibor Amanda"s attic, stosh takes boxes and boxes out by the road, on his last trip to the road to take the last box out, the box rips wide open and a Honus Wagner card falls out in great condition he puts the card in his backpack and brings the last box out. Stosh rides his bike down to a card shop to get a protector for the card, When Stosh got their Bir ...more
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The author of over 80 books in a little over a decade of writing, Dan Gutman has written on topics from computers to baseball. Beginning his freelance career as a nonfiction author dealing mostly with sports for adults and young readers, Gutman has concentrated on juvenile fiction since 1995. His most popular titles include the time-travel sports book Honus and Me and its sequels, and a clutch of ...more
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Baseball Card Adventures (1 - 10 of 11 books)
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