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Honus & Me (Baseball Card Adventures #1)

4.05  ·  Rating details ·  2,254 Ratings  ·  177 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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Jul 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: level-r
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
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
Elliot Cummins
May 18, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a good book about a kid that has these powers to travel into time, to meet his favorites player. This is his first adventure back in time, he meets Honus Wagner and they are able to travel back with him. This was a good book, this book inspires you to pursue your dreams,and to be a good person. Dan Gutman is my favorite kids author and writes extremely good books.
Dalton Esbaum
Mar 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was very good. I loved it because of all of the facts that were in it about Honus. I learned a lot about Honus that I didn't know about him. Joe found a Honus Wagner baseball card in an old ladies attic that he was cleaning up for her. He put the card in his backpack and went home after finishing. That night he went to bed with the card in his hands and when he woke up Honus was there.
Jul 20, 2007 rated it liked it
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
Oct 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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.
Joe B
May 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Kate Schwarz
Aug 07, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-with-kids
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
Lexus Beedy
Mar 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Personal reaction:
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
Sep 30, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
PLOT- Joe was a kid that loved baseball, he had found a 1909 Honus Wagner card while cleaning his 90 year old neighbors attic so he took it, because he knew it was worth a lot of money. He soon found out that he could make wishes with it and the would come true. He went back in time as an adult and met Honus and they became good friends. When Joe came back to the future he went to his room and found everything was out and destroyed. He went outside and there was a guy, he wanted the card, so he ...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
Oct 27, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
My book is about a boy named Joe Stoshack who is a huge baseball fan. He loves baseball but isn't very good at. Joe is also a huge baseball card collector. He has a poor family and his neighbor offered Joe to pay him five dollars to clean her attic. As he is cleaning out the old worthless junk in his old neighbor's attic he finds the world's most valuable baseball card in the world. Joe ends up meeting the person on the baseball card in his dream. Joe is traveling in time with Honus Wagner. Fir ...more
Megan Koval
Apr 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Mar 05, 2008 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
Aryana Ahmad
Apr 14, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Feb 07, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is a fine choice for young baseball fans. There are a lot of good things in here. The main character, Joe Stoshack, is dealing with some tricky issues, like understanding his parents' divorce, struggling to make ends meet, being made fun of by his peers for his appearance, and making tough choices between right and wrong. It is kind of cool to learn a little more about the world of baseball and one of its great players. You can tell the author is a baseball fan and a bit of a historian ...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
Hunter Robb
Jan 21, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
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
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
Dec 24, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Mar 14, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Honus & Me by Dan Gutman, was a great book. This book was about a kid named Joe Stoshack who had a job to clean out his next door neighbors attic. Her name was Ms. Young. When Joe was cleaning out the attic he found a baseball card which happened to be one of the rarest of all times, with half a million dollars. Joe would know that because he is a baseball card collector. The same day Joe went into his room and was holding the card thinking " I wish I could meet Honus Wagner". Eventually he ...more
Abe Seldowitz
Jan 01, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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
Christian Schmidt
Honus & Me
Honus & Me is a book I have learned a lot from and enjoy very much. Honus & Me is written by Dan Gutman and is another book just like Jackie & Me. Joe goes back in time and meets a famous baseball player and experiences what it’s like to be such a professional baseball player. I think Honus & Me is one of the best books for kids that love a good story about baseball.
Joe is trying to find the famous baseball card of Honus Wagner to go back in time and find him. But
Aug 27, 2011 rated it it was ok  ·  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
Oct 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What a wonderful children's book! Absolutely wonderful story that will spark children's imaginations. It sparked mine as well, as I imagined how it is that my grandpa came to love baseball so much. Honus is, at least as depicted in this book, one of those rare athletes that deserved the praise he got, that was actually a good role model. The game of baseball in the early 1900's was described as a game of skill and wits instead of the brute force megalomaniacal drug fest it (and too many other sp ...more
Nick McCarty
Jan 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
In this book there are three main characters; Stosh, Flip, and Honus. This book is set in Louisville, which is where the baseball hall of fame is. Stosh, a teenage boy, plays for a baseball team coached by Flip. Flip is a father figure to Stosh and is very inspiring to him. Flip owns a card shop and knows almost everything to know about cards. So when Stosh is given an old baseball card he doesn't know much about he brings it to Flip. Flip can't beileve what he is seeing, the most rare baseball ...more
Apr 13, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Logan Thelen
Sep 08, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Honus and Me is a Historical fiction book and i thought it was good.

A young boy takes a job cleaning out an old attic for low pay and ends up finding one of the most valuable baseball cards in the World. He takes the card and goes back in time and meets the famous Honus Wagner He ends up coming back to the present to something very shocking.

I would recommend this book to someone who likes sports, action, and history.
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