Ted and Me (Baseball Card Adventure Series)

Ted and Me (Baseball Card Adventure Series)

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by Dan Gutman
     
 

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Stosh should have figured that the FBI would find him eventually.

Now they’ve turned up on his doorstep—and they know all about his ability to travel through time using baseball cards. In fact, they want to send him back in time on a mission: to warn President Roosevelt about the attack on Pearl Harbor!

But when Stosh finds out that his

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Stosh should have figured that the FBI would find him eventually.

Now they’ve turned up on his doorstep—and they know all about his ability to travel through time using baseball cards. In fact, they want to send him back in time on a mission: to warn President Roosevelt about the attack on Pearl Harbor!

But when Stosh finds out that his “ticket” back to 1941 is a Ted Williams card, he starts planning a mission of his own. Williams is one of the greatest hitters of all time—even though he lost almost five years of his career to serve in the Marines. How many more home runs would the Splendid Splinter have hit if he had those years back? What if Stosh can prevent the attack on Pearl Harbor and convince Williams not to serve in the military?

Sometimes you can change history. Sometimes history can change you.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Leona Illig
Joe Stoshack (Stosh) is a young teenager and baseball player who possesses an unusual ability: when he holds a baseball card in his hand, he can travel in time to the date of the card. The FBI finds out about his ability and asks him to undertake a mission. Using a 1941 Ted Williams baseball card, Stosh's job is to find Williams and convince him to warn President Roosevelt about Pearl Harbor. Stosh agrees, realizing that if he changes history, he may be able to prevent Williams from enlisting in the military and thereby reclaim some of the slugger's best years as a baseball player—and create brand-new baseball records in the process. Time-travel books require suspension of belief and this one is no exception, but it is worth the trip. The characters are genuine. Heroes don't always act like heroes; what looks like good advice often isn't; saying someone is a jerk doesn't make it so; and being an American does not mean you are always right. Stosh quickly finds out that he needs to think for himself as he deals with the complex personality of Williams and confronts Charles Lindbergh's anti-Semitism and anti-war sentiment. The baseball stories, and the retelling of many episodes from Williams' life, are thrilling. The book includes a note to readers, an introduction, a section on fact and fiction, a bibliography and a chart of Williams' statistics. Better editing could have eliminated some minor problems (e.g., subject and tense shifts). But if the rest of the author's "Baseball Card Adventure" books are as good as this one, baseball fans will want to get them all. There's a lot to like about this book, and the ending will have kids asking their parents questions that start with, "What if?" Reviewer: Leona Illig
ALA Booklist Online
“Another winner in a series that effectively blends fast-paced storytelling with plenty of baseball lore.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780061234873
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
03/20/2012
Series:
Baseball Card Adventure Series
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
414,702
Product dimensions:
5.82(w) x 8.32(h) x 0.82(d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Dan Gutman has written many weird books for kids. He lives in New Jersey (a very weird place) with his weird wife and two weird children.

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Ted and Me 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 28 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This series is the best in the world
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I bet it will be great for stosh to meet the greatest hitter of all time!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was awesome????????????????????????????????!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Why is it so expensive?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is unbilivable!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!etc.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
AWESOME BOOK
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ted williams is awsome! These books are awsome! So i think this book would be the best!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Gutman outdid himself
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
best series and book ever in 10 years i wont be surprised seein a jeter and me book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My son,9, Loves this series! Every last one!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The best 1 in the series TOTALLY RECOMMENDED
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Its great but it should tell if stosh gets the money from the fbi for going on the trip
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
IT WAS A TOTAL GOOCHER!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved series now whats going to happen
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I havent read this yet and the series is awesome, but I am a sikick and my incoherent brain says that this is like a ham and chesee swandwich. But the sandwich has whole grain bread that cant dance very well. So this book isnt a very dinklsoonish thing
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I bet this is ted williams-i love these books!!!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is very good for kids no matter what kind of sport they like. Your kid can be a diehard football fan but he will still enjoy this book even though it is centered around baseball. The reader can really put themselves in the main characters shoes by how to solve the problem and what they would do if they went back in time to meet someone they had never met them and do something very hard. This book starts out in the 2000's and Joe (the main character) has been caught by the FBI that they know that whenever he touches a baseball card he goes back in time to when that card was made. So they wanna send him back to the 1940's and warn President Roosevelt about Pearl Harbor. It is a great book and you are going to have to read it to find out the rest.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ted Williams is the best He so much better than the rest He was a real great But people had to hate And Ted wasnt the best to the rest Stosh soon came came to town When Ted was feeling a bit down He gave him a warning And they left next morning Off in the car they left the old town Before the bombs dropped Ted and stosh suddenly stopped They thought, hes a jew What should he do? And Stoshs journey had quicky been stopped
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Bhh