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Gutman, Dan

Entry updated 12 September 2022. Tagged: Author.

(1955-    ) US author, almost exclusively of fiction for younger children and the Young Adult market. The long My Weird School series of picture books frequently verges on the fantastic [it is not listed below]. He is of some sf interest for the Baseball Card Adventures series, beginning with Honus & Me (1997), whose young protagonist finds that his Baseball cards work as Time Machines to transport him back to when baseball players featured on those cards were active; this first volume was adapted for Television as The Winning Season (2004) directed by John Kent Harrison. Each successive volume in the sequence is named – as in Babe & Me (2000) and Shoeless Joe & Me (2002) – after the player visited. The Funny Boy series beginning with Funny Boy Meets the Airsick Alien from Andromeda (1999) is designed for younger readers. The Edison Mystery (2001; vt Back in Time with Thomas Edison 2002), the first volume of the Qwerty Stevens Adventures sequence, is another Time Travel tale, in this case involving Thomas A Edison in 1879, who must devise a means of returning Qwerty and his sister to the present. [JC]

Dan Gutman

born New York: 19 October 1955

works (selected)


Baseball Card Adventures

  • Honus & Me (New York: Avon Books, 1997) [Baseball Card Adventures: hb/]
  • Jackie & Me (New York: HarperCollins/Perfection Learning, 2000) [Baseball Card Adventures: hb/]
  • Babe & Me (New York: Avon Camelot, 2000) [Baseball Card Adventures: hb/]
  • Shoeless Joe & Me (New York: HarperCollins, 2002) [Baseball Card Adventures: hb/]
  • Mickey & Me (New York: HarperCollins, 2003) [Baseball Card Adventures: hb/]
  • Satch & Me (New York: HarperCollins, 2006) [Baseball Card Adventures: hb/]
  • Ray & Me (New York: HarperCollins, 2009) [Baseball Card Adventures: hb/]
  • Roberto & Me (New York: HarperCollins, 2010) [Baseball Card Adventures: hb/]
  • Ted & Me (New York: HarperCollins, 2012) [Baseball Card Adventures: hb/]
  • Willie & Me (New York: HarperCollins, 2015) [Baseball Card Adventures: hb/]

Funny Boy

Qwerty Stevens Adventures

Flashback Four

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