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Dan Gutman

Autore di The Homework Machine

212+ opere 42,855 membri 409 recensioni 4 preferito


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 mostra altro 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) mostra meno


Opere di Dan Gutman

The Homework Machine (2006) 2,405 copie
Miss Daisy Is Crazy! (2004) 1,911 copie
Mr. Klutz Is Nuts! (2004) 1,207 copie
Mrs. Roopy Is Loopy! (2004) 1,087 copie
The Kid Who Ran For President (1999) 1,070 copie
Honus & Me (1998) 975 copie
The Million Dollar Shot (1997) 925 copie
Babe & Me (2000) 915 copie
Shoeless Joe & Me (2001) 893 copie
Jackie & Me (1999) 799 copie
Miss Child Has Gone Wild! (2011) 698 copie
Miss Holly Is Too Jolly! (2006) 685 copie
Ms. Hannah Is Bananas! (2004) 626 copie
Mayor Hubble Is in Trouble! (2012) 600 copie
Mr. Sunny Is Funny! (2008) 585 copie
Mrs. Patty Is Batty! (2006) 563 copie
Miss Mary Is Scary! (2010) 537 copie
Miss Small Is off the Wall! (2005) 511 copie
Mr. Macky Is Wacky! (2006) 488 copie
Coach Hyatt Is A Riot! (2008) 477 copie
Satch & Me (2006) 443 copie
Mr. Louie Is Screwy! (2007) 371 copie
Mickey & Me (2003) 358 copie
Ms. LaGrange Is Strange! (2005) 357 copie
The Get Rich Quick Club (2004) 353 copie
Mrs. Cooney Is Loony! (2005) 344 copie
Ms. Krup Cracks Me Up! (2008) 342 copie
Mrs. Meyer Is on Fire! (2016) 340 copie
Mrs. Yonkers Is Bonkers! (2007) 337 copie
Dr. Brad Has Gone Mad! (2009) 311 copie
Ms. Cuddy Is Nutty! (2015) 310 copie
Ms. Coco Is Loco! (2007) 286 copie
Miss Laney Is Zany! (2010) 283 copie
Miss Lazar Is Bizarre! (2005) 279 copie
Ms. Leakey Is Freaky! (2011) 277 copie
Miss Suki Is Kooky! (2007) 276 copie
Mrs. Lizzy Is Dizzy! (2010) 275 copie
Mrs. Jafee Is Daffy! (2009) 275 copie
Mr. Cooper Is Super! (2015) 273 copie
Mrs. Kormel Is Not Normal! (2006) 272 copie
The Million Dollar Kick (2001) 242 copie
Miss Brown Is Upside Down! (2015) 229 copie
Jim & Me (2008) 215 copie
The Million Dollar Strike (2004) 206 copie
Nightmare at the Book Fair (2008) 200 copie
Ms. Todd Is Odd! (2006) 192 copie
Abner & Me (2005) 191 copie
They Came From Center Field (1995) 189 copie
Miss Daisy Is Still Crazy! (2016) 175 copie
Mr. Nick Is a Lunatic! (2016) 169 copie
The Christmas Genie (2009) 164 copie
Getting Air (2007) 160 copie
Casey Back at Bat (2007) 153 copie
Ms. Joni Is a Phony! (2017) 150 copie
Roberto & Me (2010) 146 copie
Miss Tracy Is Spacey! (2017) 145 copie
The Million Dollar Putt (2006) 140 copie
Mrs. Master Is a Disaster! (2017) 128 copie
Mr. Will Needs to Chill! (2018) 113 copie
Ray & Me (2009) 102 copie
The Million Dollar Goal (2003) 96 copie
Ted & Me (2012) 88 copie
Recycle This Book (2009) 86 copie
Miss Newman isn't human! (2018) 74 copie
Ms. Hall Is a Goofball! (2018) 71 copie
The Talent Show (2010) 66 copie
Rappy the Raptor (2015) 60 copie
Virtually Perfect (1998) 52 copie
Willie & Me (2015) 42 copie
Johnny Hangtime (2000) 42 copie
Houdini and Me (2021) 42 copie
The Way Baseball Works (1996) 33 copie
Baseball's Greatest Games (1994) 32 copie
Baseball Babylon (1992) 24 copie
World Series Classics (1973) 22 copie
The Winning Season [2004 film] (2005) — Writer — 3 copie

Opere correlate

Guys Write for Guys Read (2005) — Collaboratore — 769 copie
Half-Minute Horrors (2009) — Collaboratore — 279 copie
Guys Read: The Sports Pages (2012) — Collaboratore — 197 copie


Informazioni generali



I used to love reading My Weird School as a kid, and I see it has expanded further. The transition to graphic novel is a little rocky but not bad. The authors even included a survey to review how they’re doing with their first comic attempt.

You can tell the characters are copied-and-pasted and manipulated to do a few poses. I get it. Taking shortcuts as an artist is certainly fine, especially with lengthy projects like graphic novels. I only point it out because it gave the artwork such a stiff feeling.

Anyway, the story’s nonsensical but fun. At one point, AJ and Andrea argue over killing aliens or not. Yeah, the story’s wacky as you would expect. There are a lot of well-meaning facts in the story from climate change to NASA. The running gag” …That’s when the weirdest thing in the history of the world happened” always felt like an awkward transition to me. But I also fully acknowledge I’m not the intended demographic. I’m sure kiddies will have a blast like I used to do with the chapter books as a kid.
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DestDest | 4 altre recensioni | Apr 11, 2024 |
This book is appropriate for primary readers.
This book is about an adventurous field trip to New York City.
This book would be useful in teaching about graphic novels and action.
Kpasley | 1 altra recensione | Apr 8, 2024 |
This book is great for students at an intermediate level. It is about a boy named A.J. and his friends who explore New York by going to classic tourist stops such as Times Square and Radio City Music Hall. They also meet Mrs. Mentry, their tour guide, and she is determined to show them all her favorite places. I would introduce this book to my classroom so students can explore an adventure-filled graphic novel about New York!
JulianV7 | 1 altra recensione | Apr 8, 2024 |
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 |


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