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Dan Gutman

Autor/a de The Homework Machine

212+ obres 42,843 Membres 409 Ressenyes 4 preferits

Sobre l'autor

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'n més 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'n menys


Obres de Dan Gutman

The Homework Machine (2006) 2,405 exemplars
Miss Daisy Is Crazy! (2004) 1,911 exemplars
Mr. Klutz Is Nuts! (2004) 1,207 exemplars
Mrs. Roopy Is Loopy! (2004) 1,087 exemplars
The Kid Who Ran For President (1999) 1,070 exemplars
Honus & Me (1998) 975 exemplars
The Million Dollar Shot (1997) 924 exemplars
Babe & Me (2000) 911 exemplars
Shoeless Joe & Me (2001) 893 exemplars
Return of the Homework Machine (2010) 816 exemplars
Jackie & Me (1999) 798 exemplars
Miss Child Has Gone Wild! (2011) 698 exemplars
Miss Holly Is Too Jolly! (2006) 685 exemplars
Ms. Hannah Is Bananas! (2004) 626 exemplars
Mayor Hubble Is in Trouble! (2012) 600 exemplars
Mr. Sunny Is Funny! (2008) 585 exemplars
Mrs. Patty Is Batty! (2006) 563 exemplars
The Kid Who Became President (1999) 550 exemplars
Mrs. Dole Is Out of Control! (2008) 543 exemplars
Miss Mary Is Scary! (2010) 537 exemplars
Miss Small Is off the Wall! (2005) 511 exemplars
Mr. Harrison Is Embarrassin'! (2011) 503 exemplars
Mr. Macky Is Wacky! (2006) 488 exemplars
Coach Hyatt Is A Riot! (2008) 477 exemplars
Satch & Me (2006) 443 exemplars
Officer Spence Makes No Sense! (2009) 433 exemplars
Mr. Hynde Is Out of His Mind! (2005) 384 exemplars
Mr. Louie Is Screwy! (2007) 371 exemplars
Mickey & Me (2003) 358 exemplars
Ms. LaGrange Is Strange! (2005) 357 exemplars
The Get Rich Quick Club (2004) 353 exemplars
Mrs. Cooney Is Loony! (2005) 344 exemplars
Ms. Krup Cracks Me Up! (2008) 342 exemplars
Mrs. Meyer Is on Fire! (2016) 340 exemplars
Mrs. Yonkers Is Bonkers! (2007) 337 exemplars
Mr. Docker Is Off His Rocker! (2006) 317 exemplars
Dr. Brad Has Gone Mad! (2009) 311 exemplars
Ms. Cuddy Is Nutty! (2015) 310 exemplars
Ms. Coco Is Loco! (2007) 286 exemplars
Mr. Tony Is Full of Baloney! (2010) 284 exemplars
Miss Laney Is Zany! (2010) 283 exemplars
Miss Lazar Is Bizarre! (2005) 279 exemplars
Ms. Leakey Is Freaky! (2011) 277 exemplars
Miss Suki Is Kooky! (2007) 276 exemplars
Mrs. Lizzy Is Dizzy! (2010) 275 exemplars
Mrs. Jafee Is Daffy! (2009) 275 exemplars
Mr. Cooper Is Super! (2015) 273 exemplars
Mrs. Kormel Is Not Normal! (2006) 272 exemplars
The Million Dollar Kick (2001) 242 exemplars
Miss Brown Is Upside Down! (2015) 229 exemplars
Jim & Me (2008) 214 exemplars
The Million Dollar Strike (2004) 206 exemplars
Nightmare at the Book Fair (2008) 200 exemplars
Ms. Todd Is Odd! (2006) 192 exemplars
Abner & Me (2005) 191 exemplars
They Came From Center Field (1995) 189 exemplars
Miss Daisy Is Still Crazy! (2016) 174 exemplars
Mr. Nick Is a Lunatic! (2016) 168 exemplars
The Christmas Genie (2009) 164 exemplars
Getting Air (2007) 160 exemplars
Casey Back at Bat (2007) 153 exemplars
Ms. Joni Is a Phony! (2017) 150 exemplars
Roberto & Me (2010) 145 exemplars
Miss Tracy Is Spacey! (2017) 145 exemplars
The Million Dollar Putt (2006) 139 exemplars
Mrs. Master Is a Disaster! (2017) 128 exemplars
Mr. Will Needs to Chill! (2018) 113 exemplars
Ray & Me (2009) 102 exemplars
The Million Dollar Goal (2003) 96 exemplars
Ted & Me (2012) 88 exemplars
Recycle This Book (2009) 86 exemplars
Miss Newman isn't human! (2018) 74 exemplars
Ms. Hall Is a Goofball! (2018) 71 exemplars
The Talent Show (2010) 66 exemplars
Rappy the Raptor (2015) 60 exemplars
My Weird School 21-Book Box Set (2010) 59 exemplars
Virtually Perfect (1998) 52 exemplars
The Shortstop Who Knew Too Much (1997) 46 exemplars
Willie & Me (2015) 42 exemplars
Johnny Hangtime (2000) 42 exemplars
Houdini and Me (2021) 42 exemplars
The Way Baseball Works (1996) 33 exemplars
Baseball's Greatest Games (1994) 32 exemplars
Baseball Babylon (1992) 24 exemplars
World Series Classics (1973) 22 exemplars
The Winning Season [2004 film] (2005) — Writer — 3 exemplars
The Dan Gutman Collection (2016) 2 exemplars
Daring to Dream 1 exemplars

Obres associades

Guys Write for Guys Read (2005) — Col·laborador — 769 exemplars
Half-Minute Horrors (2009) — Col·laborador — 279 exemplars
Guys Read: The Sports Pages (2012) — Col·laborador — 197 exemplars


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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 | Hi ha 4 ressenyes més | 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 | Hi ha 1 ressenya més | 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 | Hi ha 1 ressenya més | 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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