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Abner & Me (Baseball Card Adventures #6)

3.94  ·  Rating Details  ·  449 Ratings  ·  45 Reviews
Cannons are blasting!
Bullets are flying!
Wounded soldiers are everywhere!

Stosh has time-traveled to 1863, right into the middle of the Civil War. In possibly his most exciting and definitely his most dangerous trip yet, Stosh has decided to answer the question for all time: did Abner Doubleday, a Civil War general, really invent the game of baseball?

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Hardcover, 176 pages
Published March 15th 2005 by HarperCollins (first published 2005)
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Jayren
Oct 03, 2014 Jayren rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I like this book because this book takes place back in the 1800's and modern day today. The main characters are a boy and his mom. Him and his mom venture out to save Abraham's life and get an autograph from the person who maybe created baseball. When they finally get to the 1800's they are in a middle of a war between the redcoats and the militia of the American colonies. When they get there they realize that the guy that maybe created baseball, he didn't know what was baseball and they were in ...more
Nick McCarty
May 17, 2016 Nick McCarty rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
In this book there are three main characters. Abner Doubleday, Stosh, and Flip. Abner is the baseball founder/Army General Stosh goes back in time to meet. Stosh is a young boy that lives in Louisville and loves to play baseball. Flip is his coach and has pretty much taught him everything there is to know about baseball. Stosh one day asks about the origins of baseball. Flip tells him that Abner Doubleday was one of the main guys responsible for the sport. Stosh wants to meet him so he does usin ...more
Kate Schwarz
I'm a fan of this series and expected to like this one about as much as the others, but this one was my least favorite out of all of Gutman's Baseball Card Adventure Series. Like the others, Stosh travels back in time to meet someone important--this time, it's to meet Abner Doubleday, who is rumored to have invented baseball. And this time, he travels back in time with his mom, a nurse. They end up on the battlefield in Gettysburg, and witness some of the horrific action that took place there. W ...more
Sahmed3
Nov 21, 2013 Sahmed3 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Joe Stoshack decides to find out whether or not General Abner Doubleday invented baseball. But he ends up in the middle of the American Cival War. So when he tries to go back, he ends up meeting Abner Doubleday. Then he goes on a wild trip that includes trying to stop Lincoln's assasination. This is a book about loss of innocence.
Michael Burke
Jan 25, 2016 Michael Burke rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The book I choose to read this month was " Abner and Me" by Dan Gutman. The genre of this book is Fiction. I enjoyed this story not only because it was about baseball, but also because there is history involved. The setting takes place on the little league field where Joes team plays, and ends up back in time during The Battle of Gettysburg. Joes mother joins him on this journey and the two become involved in battles, saving lives, and playing baseball with the shoulders. Prepare yourself for a ...more
Marco Moy
Feb 20, 2014 Marco Moy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Abner and Me by Dan Gutman is about a 14 year old boy named Joe Stoshack who plays little league baseball. Joe is not like most 14 year olds and has the power to travel back in time using baseball cards. Legend says that a man named Abner Doubleday invented the game of baseball, one of America's most popular sports today. Joe wants to travel back in time to the late 1800's to meet Abner Doubleday and ask him if he really invented the game of baseball, but it is not as easy as it sounds. Doubleda ...more
John Kries
Oct 22, 2015 John Kries rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves:
The book that I read this month was Abner and Me, which was written by Dan Gutman. The book is fiction because time travel takes place, and that can not happen in real life. This book takes place in present day and the past(because of the time travel), and the main characters are Joe and his mom. In the book, Joe has magical powers where he can travel back into time with a baseball card. This time, Joe and his Mom end up in the battle of Gettysburg and are trying to survive. I rated this book 5 ...more
Randy
Feb 18, 2015 Randy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Hayden Calleo
Nov 12, 2015 Hayden Calleo rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Abner and Me by Dan Gutman is a great book. Stosh goes back in time to meet Abner Doubleday. When he gets there he lands in the middle of Gettysburg. Everything just goes crazy from there.

I like this book because it was about baseball and the civil war. I learned a lot about both like who invented baseball and what it was like for people in the Civil War.

I would recommend this book to 5th through 8th graders. I would recommend this to any one who has read the other books in the series too. If
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Rainier Birco
Oct 13, 2014 Rainier Birco rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
this book made me feel like i was in the time traveling adventure with Stosh and mother when they were in a middle of civil war and trying to get a signature from the guy that invented baseball that was requested by Stosh's dad that said that they will give them a million dollars if they get a signed baseball from Abner Doubleday the guy that invented baseball. It really left me hanging at the end of the story when Stosh's mom was talking about traveling again to stop John F. Kennedy from gettin ...more
Tristen Castellanoz
Abner and me is a great book for people who love baseball. Joe Stoshack is teenager in middle school and he can go back in time using baseball cards and he learned that Abner Doubleday was the one who invented baseball. So he went back in time to see him. When he goes back in time he finds himself in the time of Civil War. After many near death experiences he finds Abner Doubleday and finds out that he wasn't the one to invent baseball. I would recommend this book to people who love baseball and ...more
Big Nasty
Dec 16, 2008 Big Nasty rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I liked this book a lot. This book was awesome, yet a bit unreal. I say this was unreal because they travel through time using photos and baseball cards. Joe, a young boy who loves baseball, has a special power that allows him to travel back to a past historical era. Joe and his mom, the prime characters, use a photo of Abner Doubleday to travel back to the battle of Gettysburg during the Civil War to find out if he really invented the game of baseball. They end up in the middle of the war with ...more
Max W
Plot Summary:
Stosh is back with another wacky time travel adventure. This time he is heading back to 1863 to visit Abner Doubleday the inventor of baseball. This time before he leaves on his trip his mother decides she would like to go along. His mother thinks his travels are so educational even though Stosh has almost been killed at least four times before. Read more to find out. Baseball Card Adventures series book # six.
Main Characters:
Joe “Stosh” Stoshack (dynamic character): He is a very g
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Jake H
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There has always been a controversy between who created the game of baseball. Most people say it was Abner Doubleday. Joe Stoshack, also known as Stosh, wants to travel back in time to find out the truth. The only problem is, is that there is no baseball card of Abner Doubleday. Stosh sent out letters to try to find one of him. It turned out that there was a picture of him. He told his mom that he was going to travel back in time. Stosh's mom said that he could only go if she went with. Of
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Collin Cummings
Jan 08, 2016 Collin Cummings rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Abner and me is a book by Dan Gutman. This book is nonfiction and is in the civil war times in 1865. The main character of the story is Stosh. This book is about a boy who can travel back in time by baseball cards. He for around trying to figure out the truth and fix problems.Will story figure out the truth or will the whole thing back fire. I rated this book 4 star because it had a good storyline, was interesting, and was all around a good book.
Ilesh
Feb 07, 2013 Ilesh rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
a. Science Fiction
b. 166 pages
c. Abner & Me by Dan Gutman is a book about Joe Stoshack. Joe can travel time using baseball cards or pictures. He holds the picture and the setting and time of that picture is where he arrives. Joe goes and meets Abner Doubleday, the person who might have invented baseball. in this book, but finds himself in a problem. He ends up in the Battle of Gettysburg. Abner Doubleday was a General in this war. Later in the book, Joe and his mom try to go to save Abraham
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Codyemayle
Jan 03, 2014 Codyemayle rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Joe Stoshack goes back in time again! In this book Joe travels to Gettysburg in 1863 to meet Abner Doubleday the man who might have invented baseball. The subject of who invented baseball is controversial. Joe fights in the Battle of Gettysburg while his mother saves people at the hospital. Joe in one part of the book has to hold a mans arms down while the surgeon amputates his leg. That part of the book really just hooked me in it. I loved it. After getting home he later goes to the Lincoln ass ...more
Shadi B
Apr 05, 2016 Shadi B rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I liked this book because it is in a series, it has more than one character, and it is flexible through out the story. It talks about how this 1 question that Joe wanted someone to answer was: Did Abner really invent the game Baseball? So he time travels and finds out.
Eric
Dec 12, 2014 Eric rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was a good book even though I don't like baseball I just like the fact that they go back in time and visit all these baseball legends so if I would recommend this book to anyone I would recommend it to people who like sports.
Andrew
Mar 08, 2013 Andrew rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Abner & Me
Science/Historical Fiction

This book is about a boy, Joe Stoshack, who can travel through time by holding old baseball cards and pictures. In this book Joe travels to Gettysburg in 1863 to meet Abner Doubleday, the man who might have invented baseball. Joe fights in the Battle of Gettysburg while his mother saves people at the hospital. Joe once has to hold a man's arms down while the surgeon amputates his leg. After getting home he later goes to the Lincoln assassination where he t
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Sheila
Stash (Joe) and his mother time travel back to find out if Abner Doubleday invented baseball. They land in the middle of a Gettysburg battlefield. Mom's nursing skills come in handy in their search for Abner.
Lisa
Feb 19, 2016 Lisa rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Disappointing after last Gutman book. Too violent for a children's book. Though accurate to civil war conditions, felt wrong to put into a children's book. Dissatisfied and a little appalled.
Patrick
Nov 26, 2013 Patrick rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The book Abner and me was written by Dan Gutman. I would give this book a star because they could include some more details that would make it a better book. Abner and Me took place during the revolutionary war in Gettysburg Pennsylvania the story also takes place in the town where Matt lives we just don't no where he lives. The main charter in the story was Matt he is a baseball lover and a nice guy. The underline message the author is trying to give is that anything can happen cause in the boo ...more
Aaron Dickinson
Jul 09, 2015 Aaron Dickinson rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book was really good, except the title doesn't make sense. You'll know what I'm talking about once you read this.
Ben Crosbie
Jun 11, 2014 Ben Crosbie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Interesting historical fiction book about the Civil War and the man who might have invented baseball.
John
Jan 01, 2010 John rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
STOSH is back, and this time, he is time-traveling with his MOM!

With a photograph of General Abner Doubleday firmly in hand, Stosh and his mom travel back in time and find themselves at the Battle of Gettysburg (pivotal battle of the Civil War).

If you are teaching a unit on the civil war, you might want to read the chapter about the army hospital to the kids. It is eye-opening.

Not as much baseball in this book as Civil War history, but that is OK.
It was educational, fun, and totally Gutman.

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Brandon Denison
Mar 18, 2010 Brandon Denison rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I didnt lik this book very much. This time instead of Joe going back in time by himself, he takes his mom with him. They traveled back to 1863 to meet Abner Doubleday but instead they land right in the middle of the civil war and Joes mom almost get killed many times and his mom keeps doin 21st century medical stuff. When they finally meet Abner doubleday he is a total jerk to both of them and later would try to throw them in jail. this book was better than Jim and me but not the best book in t ...more
Chris
Sep 04, 2009 Chris rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: children-s
This story includes a little bit about baseball, but it is mostly about the Civil War and Abraham Lincoln. I wouldn't recommend that kids asking for a book about baseball start with this one. It does fit into the series for those already reading other episodes first. Author Dan Gutman researches the historical accuracy of these books very thoroughly, and his conclusion is that Abner Doubleday did NOT invent the game of baseball.
Kurt
May 07, 2013 Kurt marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
The boy went back in time to find Abner.He's in the middle of a war he had to help with some solders.Next they went to base camp with wounded solders.then they were playing baseball.And they found Abner on the horse.He went to Abner to ask if he could get it signed.He went back in time to stop Lincoln for getting assassination by John Wilkes Booth. I would recommend reading this book because it has lots of interesting facts for time.
Blake
Dec 10, 2008 Blake rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: q2-2008
This was another good book by ol' Dan-o. It makes me wish that i could travel back in time and hang out with all of the famous players in sports that i never got a chance to watch. I recommend this book to everyone. The whole book was full of exciting twists and turns that made me never want to put it down!!!
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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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