Gutman, Dan. Jim & me.

Author:Rohrlick, Paula
Position:Jim & Me: A Baseball Card Adventure - Young adult review - Brief article - Book review

GUTMAN, Dan. Jim & me. (A Baseball Card Adventure.) HarperCollins. 208p. illus, bibliog. c2008. 978-0-06-069494-7. $15.99. (Lib. bdg: 978-006-059495-4. $16.89.) J *

Stosh and Bobby have always been enemies, so Stosh is surprised when his classmate comes to ask him a favor. Bobby wants to use Stosh's special ability to travel back in time to meet the great Native American athlete Jim Thorpe, who is Bobby's great-grandfather. Stosh reluctantly agrees, but he starts to get really interested when he learns how Thorpe was forced to return his Olympic medals. The two boys go back to 1913 and meet Thorpe, and they begin to understand more about the prejudice he had to deal with as they watch his difficult first season with the New York Giants. Stosh and Bobby both entertain hopes of saving Thorpe's...

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