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Dan Gutman

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Dan Gutman was born in New York City on October 19, 1955. He received a degree in psychology from Rutgers University in 1977. He started a video game magazine in 1982 called Video Games Player, which later became Computer Games. When the magazine went out of business in 1985, he decided to become a visa mer full-time writer. He wrote several non-fiction baseball books for adults, before changing his focus to non-fiction sports books for children. In 1994, he decided to switch to children's fiction. He is the author of the Baseball Card Adventures Series, My Weird School series, My Weird School Daze series, My Weirder School series, and The Genius Files series. In 2014 his title, Texas with Love, which was the fourth book in the Genius Files Series, made The New York Times Best Seller List. (Bowker Author Biography) visa färre


Verk av Dan Gutman

The Homework Machine (2006) 2,377 exemplar
Miss Daisy Is Crazy! (2004) 1,885 exemplar
Mr. Klutz Is Nuts! (2004) 1,192 exemplar
Mrs. Roopy Is Loopy! (2004) 1,068 exemplar
The Kid Who Ran For President (1999) 1,054 exemplar
Honus & Me (1998) 958 exemplar
The Million Dollar Shot (1997) 903 exemplar
Babe & Me (2000) 897 exemplar
Shoeless Joe & Me (2001) 883 exemplar
Return of the Homework Machine (2010) 799 exemplar
Jackie & Me (1999) 784 exemplar
Miss Child Has Gone Wild! (2011) 688 exemplar
Miss Holly Is Too Jolly! (2006) 682 exemplar
Ms. Hannah Is Bananas! (2004) 621 exemplar
Mayor Hubble Is in Trouble! (2012) 586 exemplar
Mr. Sunny Is Funny! (2008) 575 exemplar
Mrs. Patty Is Batty! (2006) 556 exemplar
The Kid Who Became President (1999) 544 exemplar
Mrs. Dole Is Out of Control! (2008) 531 exemplar
Miss Mary Is Scary! (2010) 525 exemplar
Miss Small Is off the Wall! (2005) 505 exemplar
Mr. Harrison Is Embarrassin'! (2011) 489 exemplar
Mr. Macky Is Wacky! (2006) 479 exemplar
Coach Hyatt Is A Riot! (2008) 466 exemplar
Satch & Me (2006) 437 exemplar
Officer Spence Makes No Sense! (2009) 425 exemplar
Mr. Hynde Is Out of His Mind! (2005) 376 exemplar
Mr. Louie Is Screwy! (2007) 363 exemplar
Mickey & Me (2003) 353 exemplar
Ms. LaGrange Is Strange! (2005) 352 exemplar
The Get Rich Quick Club (2004) 344 exemplar
Mrs. Cooney Is Loony! (2005) 342 exemplar
Ms. Krup Cracks Me Up! (2008) 334 exemplar
Mrs. Yonkers Is Bonkers! (2007) 329 exemplar
Mrs. Meyer Is on Fire! (2016) 327 exemplar
Mr. Docker Is Off His Rocker! (2006) 314 exemplar
Dr. Brad Has Gone Mad! (2009) 306 exemplar
Ms. Cuddy Is Nutty! (2015) 300 exemplar
Ms. Coco Is Loco! (2007) 284 exemplar
Miss Lazar Is Bizarre! (2005) 278 exemplar
Mr. Tony Is Full of Baloney! (2010) 277 exemplar
Miss Laney Is Zany! (2010) 275 exemplar
Mrs. Lizzy Is Dizzy! (2010) 272 exemplar
Mrs. Jafee Is Daffy! (2009) 271 exemplar
Miss Suki Is Kooky! (2007) 271 exemplar
Ms. Leakey Is Freaky! (2011) 271 exemplar
Mrs. Kormel Is Not Normal! (2006) 270 exemplar
Mr. Cooper Is Super! (2015) 266 exemplar
The Million Dollar Kick (2001) 239 exemplar
Miss Brown Is Upside Down! (2015) 225 exemplar
Jim & Me (2008) 211 exemplar
The Million Dollar Strike (2004) 205 exemplar
Nightmare at the Book Fair (2008) 197 exemplar
Ms. Todd Is Odd! (2006) 193 exemplar
Abner & Me (2005) 188 exemplar
They Came From Center Field (1995) 187 exemplar
Miss Daisy Is Still Crazy! (2016) 167 exemplar
Mr. Nick Is a Lunatic! (2016) 163 exemplar
The Christmas Genie (2009) 161 exemplar
Getting Air (2007) 157 exemplar
Casey Back at Bat (2007) 152 exemplar
Ms. Joni Is a Phony! (2017) 144 exemplar
Roberto & Me (2010) 144 exemplar
Miss Tracy Is Spacey! (2017) 139 exemplar
The Million Dollar Putt (2006) 137 exemplar
Mrs. Master Is a Disaster! (2017) 122 exemplar
Mr. Will Needs to Chill! (2018) 108 exemplar
Ray & Me (2009) 101 exemplar
The Million Dollar Goal (2003) 94 exemplar
Ted & Me (2012) 87 exemplar
Recycle This Book (2009) 86 exemplar
Miss Newman isn't human! (2018) 72 exemplar
Ms. Hall Is a Goofball! (2018) 70 exemplar
The Talent Show (2010) 66 exemplar
Rappy the Raptor (2015) 60 exemplar
Virtually Perfect (1998) 50 exemplar
Johnny Hangtime (2000) 43 exemplar
Houdini and Me (2021) 42 exemplar
Willie & Me (2015) 40 exemplar
The Way Baseball Works (1996) 33 exemplar
Baseball's Greatest Games (1994) 32 exemplar
Baseball Babylon (1992) 24 exemplar
World Series Classics (1973) 21 exemplar
The Winning Season [2004 film] (2005) — Writer — 3 exemplar
The Dan Gutman Collection (2016) 2 exemplar
Daring to Dream 1 exemplar

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First sentence: Most teachers don't really want you to know anything about the Beatles! They want you to know about Abraham Lincoln and educational stuff like that.

Premise/plot: This is a "nonfiction" book. The framework is fiction, a fictional brother and sister duo battle it out to see who knows more about the Beatles. The information they're sharing is factual and nonfiction.

The book talks about the band, The Beatles. It talks about the four members of the band, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr. Each Beatle gets his own personal biographical chapter. Other chapters talk more about the band as a whole--chronicling the timeline of the band.

My thoughts: Did I learn anything new? No. Is that surprising? Not really if you KNOW me. I liked this one. I did. I was slightly annoyed by the fictional framework. However, I do appreciate that this one focused on the band AND the individuals within the band. I do think the Beatles are best introduced by their music. I know this is impossible to do in a book. Or perhaps not impossible, challenging enough, but the best way to get to know the Beatles is by....listening to the Beatles. Without that immediate connection to the music itself, I'm not sure how memorable or impactful or interesting or entertaining the book is.
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blbooks | Feb 23, 2024 |
My book club kids liked this. It deals in wish fulfillment and easy answers instead of reality, so it's a light, fun read (despite one very heavy topic, which I'll get into later). You don't need to be a big baseball fan to follow these books, so that's a plus. We had one of our best book club activities ever, in which I stacked a bunch of paper cups and let the kids throw beanbags at them to try to knock them down. Can you throw hard with accuracy like Satchel Paige? Most could not, but it was fun throwing stuff and knocking stuff down in the library.

Now, to get real with you, I can't give this more than two stars because I cringed a few times at the way racism is handled in this book. At one point Stosh is at a Negro League game, notices that the crowd is mostly black and then think this puts him in the "minority group" for once. And then he says something to the effect of now he knows how black people feel.

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LibrarianDest | 7 andra recensioner | Jan 3, 2024 |
I haven't actually read any books in this "Baseball Card Adventure" series, but they seem popular. I wonder if a teacher would count this as historical fiction despite the fact that it's based on magical time travel. Maybe?
LibrarianDest | 22 andra recensioner | Jan 3, 2024 |



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