Sunday, April 24, 2011

I became a librarian about ten years ago. Since that time, I've really tried to stay current in the new books that I read. Sometimes, though, there are popular books that are older than ten years that I haven't read. When someone asks me if I've read one of these titles, I am almost embarrassed to say (gulp) no! So, I'm going to make an effort to read some of the golden oldies.

The third graders are excited about a book that they're reading in class...Honus and Me by Dan Gutman. Of course, I had to know what all the buzz was about. After reading it, I have to agree that it is an awesome book! In my opinion, a good book does three things: it entertains, informs, and helps me learn something about myself. This book did all three.

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 about it. The place is filled with tons of worthless trash, and he's only getting paid $5 for hauling it out. Suddenly Joe finds a little piece of cardboard. He's holding the world's most valuable baseball card. Joe is rich-really rich-but it's more than that. Suddenly-strangely-Joe is face-to-face with the player on the card...traveling through time with one of the greatest ballplayers who ever lived. F GUT
(review taken from

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