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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 heartJoe 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! And he's about to find out that it's worth a lot more than money.......

Title : Honus & Me
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ISBN : 9780380788781
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Number of Pages : 144 Pages
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Honus & Me Reviews

  • Lisa
    2018-12-07 05:11

    Genre: Fantasy/Historical Fiction (Fiction)Fountas and Pinnell Guided Reading Level: RSummary: 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 his mom about the card, Honus Wagner appears in Joe's bedroom and they begin an adventure. Joe uses his magical ability along with the baseball card to go back to Honus Wagner's time and visit the last game of the World Series of 1909.Why I Liked/Disliked the Book: I really appreciated the historical details in this book. I learned a lot about baseball in the early 1900's and about Honus Wagner. Although some of the details are not true, this book really gives you a sense of how baseball was different back then (wait till you hear about how dirty Ty Cobb played). What This Book Made Me Think About: Sports fiction is so much more interesting when combined with historical fiction. There are clearly great stories to tell from the old ballplayers. Dan Gutman has really brought Honus Wagner alive in this book and we learn about him as a really special person. I would much rather read this kind of sports story than a Matt Christopher fiction book any day.I wish... I could read more historical fiction about Honus Wagner, but I've never come across any other books like this! Luckily, Dan Gutman has created a whole series of baseball card adventures about Joe traveling to other times in history including books about Babe Ruth, Jackie Robinson and several other amazing players.

  • Jdrysdaleanderson4
    2018-12-11 02:59

    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. He always kept baseball cards under his shoes to block out the holes in his shoes. So he took them out and managed to go back to his time. The adventures that he had with Honus were unforgettable and know he had a power that no one else had. Going back in time. Hounus and me is about love, courage, strength.

  • Elliot Cummins
    2018-11-26 02:00

    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.

  • Presten Hodgden
    2018-11-15 03:46

    I thought this book was really interesting and I really enjoyed it. It’s about this kid named Joe who finds a baseball card in this lady’s attic. When he touches it he gets this weird feeling and he finds out he can travel back in time to when the card was made. This card was Honus Wagner’s card and Joe gets to meet him but he faces some difficulties and has to work through them. I’m not gonna tell you what they are your just gonna have to read the book and find out. This is a great book that most readers I think will enjoy.

  • Dalton Esbaum
    2018-11-23 02:03

    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.

  • maria
    2018-11-25 02:01

    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, that could be any grown-up's fantasy. it's like the sandlot meets back to the future meets the hardy boys.

  • Alec
    2018-11-26 01:56

    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.

  • Ron
    2018-11-24 04:08

    If you have an elementary school kid that loves baseball, they'll probably enjoy this book. The main character finds a Honus Wagner baseball card and has to decide what to do with it. There is some good history on Wagner (ex-Pirate).

  • Joe B
    2018-12-07 00:11

    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 book is because it is about baseball and baseball is one of my favorite sports. The reason why this book kept me reading is because it showed me that even people who make it to the MLB could have been bullied as kids. Joe and Honus were both bullied because they look weird and other kids make fun of them. When Joe goes back in time, he looks like Honus because he changed into a 30 year old man. Joe and Honus become friends and Honus trusts Joe so much that he lets Joe bat for him in the 1909 World Series. This builds Joe’s confidence because he hits a double and it is the key play for Honus’ team to win the World Series. Honus teaches Joe in that moment that if you think you are the best, you will play like you are the best. When Joe returns from 1909, he has his own baseball game. It is bottom of the seventh, two outs, and bases are loaded, and his team is one run down. He heard his teammates saying the game was over since he was up to bat. On his way to the batter’s box, Joe thinks about what Honus told him. Joe thinks back to the World Series when he hit the key double and he tells himself if I can hit a MLB pitcher, I can hit a little league pitcher. When Joe gets up, he takes the first pitch. The second pitch is right down the plate where he likes it, and he hits a blast to deep center field and everyone in the ballpark stands up. Once that ball goes over the fence, Joe is on top of the world! Another reason why I really like this book is because it goes back and talks about the 1909 World Series, which I really didn’t know much about. I like how the fans made it a heated rivalry between Ty Cobb and Honus Wagner. All the girls liked Ty Cobb and only some of them liked Honus Wagner. Ty Cobb was a flashy player, and Honus Wagner was a more of shy guy who didn’t like to draw attention to himself. I learned that they were both really good baseball players and Honus Wagner won the World Series over Ty Cobb because of Honus’ clutch hit. This book teaches you that you should always do the right thing. At the end of the book, Joe ends up giving back the baseball card to his neighbor even though she told him to get rid of everything in her attic. Also what Honus told Joe about thinking you are the best, and you will play like you are the best, I really liked and I tell myself that now. This book is great and I really enjoyed it. If you like baseball and a time travel adventure with a great life lesson then Honus and Me is the book for you.

  • Kate Schwarz
    2018-11-23 00:03

    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 are great) but it is still really good. Honus Wagner of the Pittsburg (no H then) Pirates is famous for two main reasons: First, many believe him to be one of the best if not THE best all-round baseball players. Ever. He was funny looking with his big ears and bowed legs, but he could run fast, hit hard, catch anything, and he could tell stories all day long to reporters or kids or fans. Second, his baseball card is the most valuable one in today's market. Why? It's a good answer: In 1909 a cigarette company used the Pittsburg Pirates to advertise their cigarettes. They created images of each player, then slid the picture-card (or what we now call a baseball card) into the pack of smokes. Well, Honus Wagner didn't like that much. I think it's up for debate whether it was the fact that he didn't get any extra money from this advertising or because he didn't believe that smoking was good for your health (in the book the latter reason was involved, which I'm fine with...I always love when ballplayers aren't just good examples of great sportsmen but also good men in general). Either way, some cards were made while he argued about his part in the advertising, so a few existed before he saw to it that no more work...so the law of supply and demand is in the favor of the few holding his card. In 1991 Wayne Gretzky bought a Honus Wagner T-209 card for half a million dollars. Yowzah.In the story (maybe I should get to that), the main character, Stosh, meets Honus. In this book, the first of the 11-book series, Honus travels to the present day, and then Stosh travels back in time afterward. After this book, it's Stosh that does all the time traveling, and I think Gutman made a good choice here on that. Anyway, Stosh finds the card while cleaning up an old neighbor's attic, and hems and haws on what the right thing to do is: give her the card, or keep it for himself? It's a nice lesson on right and wrong--and, as always, the fact that there is often no clear distinction.A great book for kids interested in baseball, but a fine book for those, like Lorelei, who just like a good story. On to Shoeless Joe & Me...

  • Lexus Beedy
    2018-11-21 04:41

    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 will enjoy this book is the characteristic of the main character Joey. While Joey Stoshack is a relatable character, he is having a difficult time on what decision to make. As we see his character develop and work through his inner struggle, students may find this helpful when dealing with their personal life issues. Purpose:I would definitely recommend this book to my students as an independent reading for ages 9-11 for both boys and girls, as this book is engaging for both genders even with a sports focus. This book will draw in readers because the two main characters time travel to make their wishes come true. Students at this age are attracted to fantasy books such as this one that seem like they could possibly be real life. As I previously mentioned, students will find this book relatable and find it helpful when it comes to dealing with difficult decisions. This book would be good to incorporate with literary elements lesson on characterization. While this book contains quite a few characters, it is very clear on which characters are primary or secondary characters, and which are flat, round, or dynamic. Sometimes picking up on what types of categories characters fall under can be difficult and this book does a good job making these types evident. This book could also incorporate chapter development and how it is revealed. With Joey Stoshack, his character is revealed through actions, appearance, thoughts and comments.

  • Derek
    2018-11-20 01:46

    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 charged Joe then his neighbor, the old lady came out with a gun and said stop. The guy ran off then she said to Joe to give the card to her so he did, the she ripped it. She knew what it was worth but she didn't care, then they went back to there normal lives. CHARACTER ANALYSIS- Joe was the type of kid that didn't want other people's advice. He thought he had it all figured out and he was good. But near the end of the book while he was at school he learned that he needed other people's opinions to make decisions. His teacher had told him to not always think you right.THEME- In life we often have many decisions to make, and for every decision there is a different outcome. We should ask others to help make decisions, instead of just relying on our self. "Do you know what I do when I have to make a really tough decision? I think of the one person in the world whom I respect more than anybody else. Then I try to put in that person's shoes and I ask myself what decision he or she would make."(Gutman 117). The more we do this the better choice we will make.OPINION-It is a pretty good book that was easy. I thought that it was alright, all the right things happened at good times which kept the book flowing. I gave it four stars because I liked it but I didn't love it. It started out slow but then got good like most books do.

  • Jake H
    2018-12-09 05:47

    Plot-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 through time. Joe then goes into Honus' time and learns about the history of baseball and realizes how much it has changed. How do you think Joe will think of baseball today? Will Joe go on anymore adventures? Will he have to give the card back?Main Characters-Joe Stoshack- Not very good looking, and average baseball player, can travel through time. Joe is the Dynamic character because he now learns that he has the gift to travel through time.Honus Wagner- Very good baseball player, Not very good looking, historic baseball player, short-stop.Birdie- Baseball card shop owner, liar, greedy, mean, deceiving.Key Issues- The main idea of this book is to show how much the game of baseball and its players have changed overtime.Other Information-This book is the first book of the "A Baseball Card Adventure" series. Luckily the books dont tie in with each other, otherwise the other books may have been hard to understand. I really liked this book. I gave this book 5 stars because I noticed that it had much more detail then the other books. I would recommend this book to someone who loves baseball history or just simply likes baseball. This was the last book of the "A Baseball Card Adventure" that I needed to read. This was my second favorite book of this series after "Ray & Me".

  • J.Lenhard
    2018-11-14 02:04

    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. First, they are playing catch in Joe's backyard and talking about their life long dreams. They are traveling through time and then it happens both of their dreams come true. You have to read the end of the book to see what their dreams were. My favorite part of the book is when Joe was playing catch with Honus because it's when the story really began to pick up. They were talking about what they both wanted to achieve in life and it was interesting how similar their dreams were. It also described them playing catch with their brown gloves and white baseball. My least favorite part of the book was before he found the baseball card in the attic. I didn't like it because he was just talking to himself and it was very boring. The things he was talking about were kind of pointless to the story. If you like baseball then I recommend this book for you because it's a good story of America's game baseball. It has everything you like about baseball in it. If you like to read fast paced books then I would not recommend this book for you. Overall I liked this book because it had a good plot and was pretty interesting. I gave it a four out of five if it were a little faster I would have gave it a five out of five.

  • Megan Koval
    2018-11-17 06:07

    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 independent reading book or book group book for elementary school boys who enjoy sports. I think that they would enjoy it because it is about baseball, but it also has some unexpected twists. I also think it would be a good book for someone who may lack confidence in himself or herself because one of the most important things Honus stresses is having confidence in oneself. A particular element of literature that students could take away from this book is its great use of imagery. The author really makes you feel as if you are actually at a World Series baseball game on the field and I think that is awesome. I think it would be easy to teach kids imagery with this book because the author does an incredible job of describing little details, even things such as Stosh's holes in his shoes. I think this book does a great job at addressing the fact that just becasue a kid may seem to be a "misfit" that he or she can actually do great things. I think that the author does a great job of using Honus's infulence to help Stosh see his full potential and I think that is something that could be incredibly inspiring to kids who read this book.

  • Tommy
    2018-12-04 04:47

    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 Honus. He was in shock. Joey tells Mrs. Young he's done and runs of to the baseball card shop. He asks the owner how much would you pay for this card and how much did it cost. The owner answers 100 dollars, he had lied. He runs to a cafe computer and searches it up it ends up costing 300,000 dollars! That night Joey was brought to play with Honus in his team the Tigers! They were playing in the World Series against the Pirates. The Tigers at the end ended up winning Honus's team. Joey woke up the next day he was going to tell Mrs. Young that he hadn't thrown the card away, before he could do anything she ripped the card in half. I love the way the author brings us back in time and how he describes the games at that time. This author has a high IQ in baseball. This book not only you enjoy you learn how to improve in baseball. When Honus helps out Joey. Describer is an adjective for him how he describes the players. Imagery is another huge element to his work. Setting is tough but he completely nailed it. The authors main goal was to make it as descriptive as possible because the book situations are kind of hard to understand. But he did it a great book and author.

  • Aryana Ahmad
    2018-12-05 21:51

    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 book and had a surprising outcome to the end.2. The genre of this book is fantasy because of Honus' ghost and taking Joey into the future and bringing him back into present time. I would share this book kind of like a short biography of Honus, I don't know why I would be teaching about Honus. But, if so there is actually factual information in the story. This story could be used for children in 3-4th grade. It could be read for students who enjoy baseball and have an interest in baseball. Something's that children can learn from reading this is conflict and resolution. Conflict being Joey knew he was wrong for stealing the million dollar baseball card from Miss. Young's house. The resolution would be how she dealt with the whole card situation. When she ripped up the card into pieces because they were fighting over it.3. Diverse Perspectives: I would read this book to children to teach them to do the right thing. In this story Joey eventually comes out with saying the truth. Some diversity was shown when it was saying the slang from the time era.

  • Erin
    2018-11-30 02:55

    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 too. He gives us facts about Honus Wagner in a kid-friendly way here and there that help us understand who Honus was as a person and as a ball player. By the way, his name sounds like "honest," not like "bonus," as this book also explains to those of us who don't know. There are photographs and stats and plenty of other helpful tidbits, including a short section at the end explaining which parts of the book were fact and which were fiction. The only complaint I had with the book was when it began to describe the 1909 World Series in detail. Not being very knowledgeable beyond the very basics of baseball myself, some of the descriptions were a little difficult to fully understand. I struggled a little in that section to continue reading. Fortunately, however, that did not go on for too extended a period, and I was soon able to lose myself in the story again. I do wonder how many young baseball fans would have the same difficulty as me in that section though.

  • Sarah Holland
    2018-11-15 23:56

    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.Purposes-independent read: Coming-of-age stories are wonderful in being relatable to children, especially those beginning to understand their own bodies and abilities. The sports aspect, combined with the fantastical one, will be relatable to, and enjoyed, by most readers of both genders. Additionally, the book is a good tool to convey the importance of confidence/self-esteem.-read for curriculum: This book features Honus Wagner, a professional baseball player from the early 20th century. It would be ideal to teach as a history lesson to broaden the range of types of figures discussed. -literary elements: this would be a good book to analyze characterization because Joey grows and evolves so much as an individual. Also, setting would be a good element to teach because this story involves time travel. Time and physical location go back and forth.Age LevelThis book is appropriate for students in grades 3-4. It is especially appropriate for this age group for its coming-of-age qualities.

  • Hunter Robb
    2018-12-03 03:51

    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 visit Honus. Before he leaves he stops by Amanda Young's to see if she knows about the card she was looking at a picture of a young man in a pirate's uniform (baseball team). But she quickly hides it and Stosh knows that she doesn't remember the card. He later goes back in time to meet Honus and figures out that many of the things that Stosh is made fun of Honus was also made fun of for. Like his bowed legs and big ears. Through spending time with Honus Stosh learns quite a few life lessons too. I thought that Honus and Me was an excellently written book, it kept me on the edge of my seat, and is possibly one of my favorite of all time. If you want to figure out if the card shop owner gets a hold of the card, how Amanda's picture links to the story, or what it was like in the life of Honus Wagner, read Honus & Me.

  • Haley Hardwick
    2018-11-21 05:10

    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 fantasy as well, especially the time traveling aspect. - The fantasy element could be used to address a unit on fantasy books and common elements of them as well. - This book would also be good on a unit or lesson relating to the literary element of imagery, the author does really good job at creating pictures with words, especially the world series game. Students could do an activity of writing a story of their favorite sports team/game/experience using imagery to describe itOther: Honus and Me could also be used to demonstrate diverse perspectives and points of view, especially through the character of Joey or Stosh. As well as teaching children very valuable life lessons throughout his journey and meeting with Honus.

  • Travis Kesinger
    2018-11-21 01:48

    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 makes them truly happy. Purpose: This book is best suited for children in 3rd or 4th grade. This decision is based partly on the vocabulary/syntactic level, but also on the context of the story. I think the historical elements from baseball would be best suited for a middle to higher level of elementary school. The biggest take away I had from this book was the element of theme. During our group discussion we all talked about the strong presence of identifiable themes throughout the novel. Students can discuss the ideas of following your dreams, fantasy intersecting with reality, and many more ideas.

  • Beth
    2018-12-01 00:08

    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 was fun to see how the game has changed since 1909. I do think this book might have been difficult to follow if you don't understand the rules of baseball (entire chapters reminded me of listening to a game on the radio or something), so I have my brother Alex to thank for being able to get something about of this book! :-)I especially loved how the author incorporated actual photographs and newspaper clippings into the story; it appealed to the historian in me. Plus, there were good messages about doing the right thing, being a good sport, and believing in yourself. This is definitely a book (and series) I could recommend to a school-aged kid!

  • Landen
    2018-11-30 01:49

    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 fell asleep and...... Read this book to find out more about Joes adventure with his finding. I personally real liked this book it was full of fun and adventurous events. Honus and me always kept me out of my seat wanting to read more. It was worth the time and definitely is one of my favorite books of this novel by Dan Gutman. I would recommend this book to a lot of people. If you like adventure, action, mystery, and baseball you will love this book like I did. Overall this was a great book it always kept me on the edge of my seat and would probably read again someday. Please read this book I liked it and I am sure you will to.

  • Abe Seldowitz
    2018-11-30 21:50

    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, the old Pirates' stadium. He then gets to meet Honus Wagner. He gets a full tour of the stadium and of the locker room. He has the time of his life, with one of the best players of all time.Personally, I really liked this book. It is really cool for Stosh to be meeting Honus Wagner and for him to find his very rare trading card which is very valuable. This book never bored me, and it never had me wanting to skip pages. It is a book that can appeal to all ages, although it is rather short in terms of page length. I not only recommend this book, but the whole series Dan Gutman wrote that deal with the same plot, but with many different all-time great baseball players.

  • Wesley
    2018-11-18 22:55

    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 and went back home and he found out the baseball card was magic and no one new it exept for him and he could travel threw time with the card and later he found out it was also worth a half million dollars so he traveled back in time when Honus Wagner was alive and he became good friends with him.It was a good book because it had baseball and i like baseball books there always so intresting.My favorite part of the book was when they traveled in time to the 9009 world ceries because it was talking about a baseball game.I would recommend this book for people who like baseball and learnig about what baseball was like back then.

  • Christian Schmidt
    2018-11-21 22:53

    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 then Joe realizes he could just get a normal fifteen cent Honus Wagner card, and meet the famous baseball player. Joe wants to meet him do bad to find out why only twelve were made in the world. Honus Wagner is in the book, and it shows how he is a very private but smart man. Joe can also relate because he is private, and doesn’t have a lot of friends. Honus Wagner also isn’t very open on his success, and how he is so good. Joe’s parents are divorced, and he doesn’t talk about his parents also. Honus & Me is one of the best books for kids that love a good story about baseball because Dan Gutman is such a good author. The great part about this book is the theme and the great lesson you learn.

  • librarian4Him02
    2018-11-23 03:08

    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 program. Why I kept reading - Honestly, it was only because I had to. I often have trouble suspending my disbelief in books about time travel and this one asked a bit much of me. Outside of that though, I thought the author did a good job bringing Honus's time period to life through his descriptive narration. Gutman also told his story through true-to-life characters that helped bring the story to life for me. I recommend this book to those who like sports fiction or who remember baseball as it was in the early days of the sport. Just remember to suspend your disbelief...a lot.

  • Roy
    2018-12-03 04:59

    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 sports) has become today. I think I understand why my grandpa loved this game so much now. I truly want to read more of this series to see how more of the greats of baseball's past are depicted! I also want to point out that there was a small love story depicted that, although it was not historical and was perhaps a bit cheesy in dialog, it was better than most of the Hollywood dribble being released today. I think this story should be turned into a movie, only if they can keep true to the book!

  • Nick McCarty
    2018-12-01 03:09

    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 card ever. Honus Wagner's card sells for so much and is almost impossible to get your hands on. So Stosh decides to travel back in time to not only meet Honus, but also try to get his hands on some more of those cards. He doesn't get anymore cards, but he does meet Honus and learns a lot about him. Two things I like about this book is that it is about sports and sports history. One thing I don't like is the fantasy aspect of travling back in time. Other than that it is a great book and would suggest it to anyone that likes sports.