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Honus & Me (Baseball Card Adventures #1)

4.0 of 5 stars 4.00  ·  rating details  ·  1,762 ratings  ·  142 reviews
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 ...more
Hardcover, 138 pages
Published March 1st 1999 by Perfection Learning (first published January 1st 1997)
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Jack a young boy found a baseball card that made him go back in time. When he went back in time he made friends with the great Honus Wagner. Both of them had crazy adventures together such as switching cloths in the middle of the game so that Honus was injured. When it was time to go back to his time there was a problem he forgot to bring a new card so that he could come back to his time. All jack wanted to do was go back to his time to see his friends and family. But then he realized something. ...more
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
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
Aryana Ahmad
1. Personal Reaction: I think personally I would've liked this book more if I was into baseball. But, either than that I liked the story between joey and Miss Young. Joey finding a baseball card in Ms. Youngs attic of a famous old star baseball athlete Honus. Honus takes Joey in future time to show him what life would be like. Then eventually Honus takes Miss Young back into the old times. I would've really enjoyed this book if I was into baseball a lot more. But, either than that it was a good ...more
Travis Kesinger
Personal Reaction: I found this book to be surprisingly engaging. I am not much of a sports fan, and certainly not attracted to sports literature, but I think this book goes so much further than that. I was never much of a fantasy reader as a child, so needless to say this book combined aspects that I was not familiar with reading, and I ended up liking it! This book presented moral conflict, historical baseball elements, I love that this book teaches readers to follow their dreams and do what m ...more
I really enjoyed this book which was a surprise to me because I do not like reading sport books. The suspense of what was going to happen to the Honus baseball card made this a fast read. One aspect of the book that could have been stronger was making the plot more believable. The teacher can use the book in the classroom by reading a passage from the book about Honus as a baseball player for a sports unit. Fourth graders would enjoy a project where they would have to research a baseball player ...more
Haley Hardwick
Personal Reaction: I didn't particularly enjoy this book, but there are some elements that kept me intrigued throughout the story. I am a big sports fan, but not so much a baseball fan. But, the fantasy element and time traveling kept me wanting to read on and see what was going to happen throughout the story.

Purpose/Classroom Use:
-I think this book would be great for independent reading for young students who enjoy baseball, particularly boys.
- Also, it would be good for students who enjoy fa
Megan Koval
I really enjoyed this book! I am a big baseball fan, and a big Pirates fan as well, so I was excited when I saw I was assigned to read this book for class. I was expecting this book to be a bit more about baseball, but I was pleasantly surprised by what actually happened in the book. I definitely thought that the time travel aspect of the book was one of the neatest things about the book. I also thought that the book had a great lesson to go along with it.

I think that this book would be a good
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.
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
Sarah Holland
Personal Response: I enjoyed the fact this story strayed beyond being simply about baseball. Joey is a relatable character for his awkward and insecure characteristics. He feels uncomfortable in his own skin, but begins to gain confidence in his abilities and appearance with the help of Honus Wagner, a professional baseball player. I loved the combination of sports, fantasy, and romance.

-independent read: Coming-of-age stories are wonderful in being relatable to children, especially thos
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
Lexus Beedy
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I loved reading this book and kids will love it too! While it is a book about sports, which will attract the boys in your class, it is also a great read for girls! Even if you know nothing about baseball this book is easy to follow and you wont want to set it down until your finished. I will definitely recommend this book to my students.
Although this book involves time travel the author does a good job making this fantasy book seem realistic. Another reason that students wil
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
Kelli McKenna
I personally really enjoyed reading this story because, although it was not very realistic, it was an easy read and it was pretty interesting too. I would recommend this story as an independent read for fifth or sixth graders. You could use this story to apply other literally elements such as setting, plot, theme, characterization, and conflict. As a teacher you could ask the students to draw parallels to these elements and apply them to the story. This story also offers a diverse persepctive be ...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
Kate 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
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  ·  review of another edition
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
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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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