HONUS AND ME by Dan Gutman

HONUS AND ME

Age Range: 11 & up
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KIRKUS REVIEW

 When baseball nut Joe Stoshack, 12, finds a mint condition Honus Wagner baseball card, he discovers that it is more than the world's most valuable card: It is also a granter of wishes and a time-travel portal, through which Wagner visits him in the present, and Joe goes to the 1909 World Series. Thoroughly researched and illustrated with black-and-white period photographs of Wagner, this delightful story is hardly marred by the gratuitous subplot involving an attempt to steal the card. In the meantime, Joe lives out the dream of millions of kids: He befriends the greatest player ever, is coached by him until he becomes a top-notch player himself, learns a few life lessons along the way, and gets to play in the majors. A good fantasy for any baseball fanatic, this includes an author's note, information on the baseball card, Wagner's career stats, and his tips for kids. (Fiction. 11+)

Pub Date: Feb. 7th, 1997
ISBN: 0-380-97350-2
Page count: 139pp
Publisher: Avon/HarperCollins
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Feb. 1st, 1997




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