Babe and Me (Baseball Card Adventure Series)

Babe and Me (Baseball Card Adventure Series)

by Dan Gutman


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With more than 2 million books sold, the Baseball Card Adventures bring the greatest players in history to life!

On October 1, 1932, during Game Three of the Chicago Cubs–New York Yankees World Series, Babe Ruth belted a long home run to straightaway centerfield. According to legend, just before he hit, Babe pointed to the bleachers and boldly predicted he would slam the next pitch there.

Did he call the shot or didn't he? Witnesses never agreed. Like other baseball fans, twelve-year-old Joe Stoshack wants to know the truth. But unlike other fans, Joe has the astonishing ability to travel through time using baseball cards—and now he’s determined to settle one of baseball's greatest debates.

With historical photos and back matter to separate the facts from the fiction, New York Times bestselling author Dan Gutman takes readers on a page-turning trip through baseball’s past.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780380805044
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 03/05/2002
Series: Baseball Card Adventure Series
Edition description: REPRINT
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 55,523
Product dimensions: 7.42(w) x 5.06(h) x 0.30(d)
Lexile: 600L (what's this?)
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author

Dan Gutman is the New York Times bestselling author of the Genius Files series; the Baseball Card Adventure series, which has sold more than 1.5 million copies around the world; and the My Weird School series, which has sold more than 12 million copies. Thanks to his many fans who voted in their classrooms, Dan has received nineteen state book awards and ninety-two state book award nominations. He lives in New York City with his wife, Nina. You can visit him online at

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Babe and Me 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 72 reviews.
Colleen Morello More than 1 year ago
Read this book!!!!!!!!!!!! Best book ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Soonie Kim More than 1 year ago
Great book for baseball fans
Guest More than 1 year ago
My son was failing his reading class due to lack of silent reading minutes. Then he found 'Babe & Me'. I could hardly get him to put it down. He finished it in a few days and checked out a book from the same author in his school library! I am very grateful for my son's sudden interest in reading due to these great books! Highly recommend...especially if you are having difficulty getting your child to read like I was.
islandview1998 More than 1 year ago
If you like baseball then you will love the Book Babe and me by Dan Gutman. The book has humor, facts and history! This book is about a boy named Joe and how he and his dad travel back into 1940 to see Babe Ruth play in the world series against the Chicago Cubs. In this book we meet the main character Joe. Joe loves baseball. He loves to play it but he likes to do something more than playing baseball. He collects baseball cards. He has a lot. One day when he gets a Babe Ruth baseball card he is very interested. So Joe and his father go on the couch and hold the baseball card and end up going back in time to when the year Babe Ruth played In the world series. Joe and some other kid get into a fight over an autograph and Babe feels bad so he invites him over to his house for an autograph. Then Joe realizes that they have to go to Chicago for the world series. So their new friend Babe invites them to go. When they get to the stadium Joe and his father are separated but they end up finding each other just before the first pitch of the game. The game ends up going to the Yankees and they end up being the world series champions! Babe invites all his closest friends over to celebrate with him but Joe and his father have to go back home. So Babe gives Joe a ball to remember him with and after that Joe and his father go safely back home. In this book there were some positives and some negatives. The negatives in this book were the making fun of babe like calling him fat. Excluding was really mean they would not let Joe play baseball because the other kids were making fun of him for collecting baseball cards. The dying though was very sad like when Lou Gerigh died. The good things about this book were the positives for example the called shots which were awesome and a great call by the Babe. The history was great and had lots of good information. Everyone made new friends like Babe and Joe turned out to be really good friends The writing style of the author was that it was fiction. Even though it did have a lot of history in it. I enjoyed the history long ago. I would like to recommend this book to people who are baseball lovers and are very fond of it. If you like to learn more about the history of baseball and babe ruth then I suggest this book to them as well. Also if you like a nice heartwarming story to enjoy I suggest this book to them too. For example a heart warming part was when babe hit his called shots for the sick child. Some similar novels to this book are Baseball history Jackie and me and shoeless Joe and me. Jackie and Me and Shoeless Joe and me were written by the same author who wrote Babe and me. I would really love to read the other Baseball card series book again This book is one of the bests books I have ever read. I really enjoyed reading the history of Babe Ruth and the history of the New York Yankees!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
GREAT!!!! ;)this review may not seem soo clear but beliver me... it rocks. IT is not as suspensfull as JACKIE and ME (the excelllnt book b4) but it is a more thrilling follow thru full clear one nighter book. GREAT :) my fingers r getting tired but Ill tell u somin that l mak u read the book. So Just wen Stosh is out 2 dinner w babe, stosh is thinkin..."hey, i can change history, i can change it in a good way or a bad way>>>........." but only then does he realize that him going out to dinner w BABE changed history iin a bad way, bccuzz they r going out to dinner b4 the big "CALLED SHOT" game, and now the called shot game is out of the 21st century history books bcuz rite at dinner, BABE passes out and Stosh suddely realizes BABE MIGHT BE DEAD!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Like all books by Dan Gutman, I was hooked after the first page!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Babe and me is asome thank u too bn lol!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read jackie and me and im sure this ones gonna be better
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is very good it tells about the babes life and it has things that most people never knew about babe Ruth. Read It NOW!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Dan Gutman is one awesome author. This book is another fun/fast read. My son hates to read but he loved this book. He also loved Jackie and Me and Honus and Me. Now on to Shoeless Joe and Me. Thank you Mr. Gutman.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love gutmans work. He writes so many great books.Houns & Me, Jackie & Me,and Babe & Me all are great books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Best book ever . I really like It. Really great book for kids all ages if you know your baseball facts and stuff like that if you know what I mean . Babe and me teaches kids all about the real great babe ruth. It may be a little imaginary but it turns out to feel like you're in the book. It has a great ending teaching kids how to be kind to poor kids. Babe and me is not inapropriate at all it has everything to create an amazing, awesome , and great book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book!!!! Even though im a girl i love baseball,football,star trek(next generation),star wars,and i love the beach boys!! I think it is good for ages 9-13. I love reading dan's books!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -Chloe
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Read this book for an asinment at school and i ended up eading the whole series!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book everbody know yankees are the best team
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This story is about a kid named Joe who traveled back in time with a baseball card to see Babe Ruth. Joe travels with his father to see Babe Ruth. Babe never could memorize names so he would call a man, Pops, he would call little kid, Kid. One time Joe went to a place where there was a march and Babe was signing autographs. Joe was trying to get an autograph, but he couldn¿t. That¿s when a kid happened to drop an autograph of a Babe Ruth on the road. Joe got it and smiled! The kid¿s Dad came over and told Joe to give it back. Joe said no, but that¿s when the kid¿s Dad pulled out a knife and he said one more time, ¿Give me it back or else I will cut your hand off.¿ Joe`s Dad pushed him behind his back. Joe said okay, but only if you put the knife away. Joe gave him the autograph, Babe Ruth saw what just had happened so he gave Joe an autograph of his own. Do you think I am really going to tell to you the rest of the story? Nope. You¿ll have to read it yourself and find out what happened. By the way, I have a connection to Babe and Me and it is Satchel and Me because they both are about the very famous baseball players and the same young boy, Joe Stoshack. Yes, I would recommend it to a friend because it is a great story and I bet my friends will like it. If my friend doesn¿t like it, I will make him really like it when we talk about it. So why won¿t you just read the book and find out what happened next¿

By: Sebastian
Guest More than 1 year ago
Babe and Me is to me the best book in this great series for young readers. I could not put the book down when I started reading it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book rules it is amazing(I like pie) ( My mom)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was the first book i read in the series and it ROCKS mexican lima beans!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Do you like baseball? I know I do. This book Babe and Me is about Babe Ruth. If you're a Yankee fan you should definitely read this book. The main character goes back into time to do a project for reading class. I like this book a lot and I think you should read it. If you like baseball this is the book to read!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Babe and me is only the only a baseball card adventure book I have read but you know if you like a book so much you want to read book it so now I'm reading Jackie and me. I think it's cool that Dan uses a un powerful thing like baseball cards to get into the good part of the book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
it is about a boy named joe and his dad go back in time. Joes dad is running out of money so his dad wants to sell the babe ruth card. but joe finds a special power to go back in time with the carrd and when they get there they try to get some get rich sceams and they also try to catch babe ruths famous home run when he points to center field but you will have to find out what happens
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you like time traveling I think you will love this book! If the ratings were a scale from one-ten I would rate it a 10. If you also like Babe Ruth and the Yankees I think you will like this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Have you ever disobeyed your parents? If the answer is yes, then this is the book for you. The book is called Babe and Me. It is about a kid named Joe. Joe goes with his dad to Chicago to see Babe Ruth in person. When Joe saw Babe Ruth he was nice to him and his dad. He gave Joe and his dad a free room in his hotel to stay. Babe Ruth gave them food like turkey, chips, and pork and for dessert, ice cream. Did you know Babe Ruth was a living legend? He made the record of the most homeruns in the world. I can relate with this book because I got to sit with the soccer team I most admire Columbia, and Joe did the same when he sat with the Yankees. I would recommend this book to people who like to read baseball and like Babe Ruth.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Very good book