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Babe and me : a baseball card adventure / Dan Gutman.

Gutman, Dan. (Author).

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General Note: "An Avon Camelot book."
Accelerated Reader AR MG 4.3 4.0 36037.
8.0 Reading Counts RC 3-5 4.8 20464.
Nutmeg Award Winner, [Intermediate], 2004.
Summary, etc.: With their ability to travel through time using vintage baseball cards, Joe and his father have the opportunity to find out whether Babe Ruth really did call his shot when he hit that home run in the third game of the 1932 World Series against the Chicago Cubs.
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5.2 Follett Library Resources
5-8
Study Program Information Note:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 4.3 4.0 36037.
8.0 Reading Counts RC 3-5 4.8 20464.
Awards Note:
Nutmeg Award Winner, [Intermediate], 2004.
Subject: Ruth, Babe 1895-1948 Juvenile fiction
Ruth, Babe 1895-1948 Fiction
Baseball stories
Time travel Juvenile fiction
Fathers and sons Juvenile fiction
Baseball Fiction
Time travel Fiction
Fathers and sons Fiction
Baseball cards Fiction
Genre: Time-travel fiction.
Topic Heading: Summer Reading 2007 rxb

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Gr. 4^-7. Fans of Joe Stoshack's previous time-traveling baseball adventures, Honus and Me (1997) and Jackie and Me (1999), are familiar with this Little Leaguer's talent for using baseball cards to send himself back in history. This time Joe brings his dad with him to the 1932 World Series to answer one question: In game three, did Babe Ruth call his famous home run before he hit the ball? As in the previous titles, Gutman weaves a delightfully improbable fantasy from actual events, with the difference between fact and fiction explained in a concluding note. Father and son land first in New York, meet and dine with the Babe, and then move on to Chicago in time for the legendary homer. Gutman uses the Depression as an evocative backdrop, but his attempt to introduce the Holocaust (via a newspaper headline about Hitler being named chancellor) seems forced. Still, readers will enjoy the action, the rich baseball lore, and the sense of adventure. --Gillian Engberg

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A boy and his father zip back in time to discover whether Babe Ruth actually predicted his home run in Game Three of the 1932 World Series. "Gutman's account of Joey's strained relationship with his divorced father and his portrait of the intriguing, revered slugger against the backdrop of Depression-era New York are equally skillful," noted PW. Ages 8-12. (Mar.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

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Gr 4-7-Once again, 13-year-old Joe Stoshack time travels and meets baseball greats of the past. In this book, he takes his father along, as they attempt to discover whether Babe Ruth really "called his shot" in the 1932 World Series. The pecuniary possibilities of the adventure are not overlooked. His dad's main interest in going back in time is to make a killing in the sports-memorabilia market. A bag full of baseballs autographed by Babe Ruth would be worth a fortune in today's market, and Joe and his dad try to cash in. Their plans go awry, but they do manage to meet the slugger and experience his outsized personality. True to history, he remains an elusive figure here. At times, he is portrayed as rather lonely and maudlin and at other times he's a caricature-especially in a gross, exaggerated eating scene: "Babe Ruth hit big, and he missed big, and he lived big. And I can tell this from personal experience, he also puked big." The book does evoke the importance of a sports hero to an America mired in the depths of the Depression. And, as so frequently happens in baseball novels, the adventure proves to be the catalyst for a new understanding between father and son. This is an entertaining romp through a part of baseball history.-Todd Morning, Schaumburg Township Public Library, IL (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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