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Dan Gutman

Autor(a) de The Homework Machine

213+ Works 43,270 Membros 409 Críticas 4 Favorited

About the Author

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 mostrar mais 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) mostrar menos


Obras por Dan Gutman

The Homework Machine (2006) 2,430 exemplares
Miss Daisy Is Crazy! (2004) 1,925 exemplares
Mr. Klutz Is Nuts! (2004) 1,214 exemplares
Mrs. Roopy Is Loopy! (2004) 1,092 exemplares
The Kid Who Ran For President (1999) 1,084 exemplares
Honus & Me (1998) 977 exemplares
The Million Dollar Shot (1997) 928 exemplares
Babe & Me (2000) 918 exemplares
Shoeless Joe & Me (2001) 897 exemplares
Return of the Homework Machine (2010) 824 exemplares
Jackie & Me (1999) 803 exemplares
Miss Child Has Gone Wild! (2011) 707 exemplares
Miss Holly Is Too Jolly! (2006) 692 exemplares
Ms. Hannah Is Bananas! (2004) 630 exemplares
Mayor Hubble Is in Trouble! (2012) 605 exemplares
Mr. Sunny Is Funny! (2008) 590 exemplares
Mrs. Patty Is Batty! (2006) 569 exemplares
The Kid Who Became President (1999) 555 exemplares
Mrs. Dole Is Out of Control! (2008) 549 exemplares
Miss Mary Is Scary! (2010) 540 exemplares
Miss Small Is off the Wall! (2005) 516 exemplares
Mr. Harrison Is Embarrassin'! (2011) 509 exemplares
Mr. Macky Is Wacky! (2006) 496 exemplares
Coach Hyatt Is A Riot! (2008) 486 exemplares
Satch & Me (2006) 445 exemplares
Officer Spence Makes No Sense! (2009) 439 exemplares
Mr. Hynde Is Out of His Mind! (2005) 389 exemplares
Dr. Carbles Is Losing His Marbles! (2007) 388 exemplares
Mr. Louie Is Screwy! (2007) 372 exemplares
Ms. LaGrange Is Strange! (2005) 361 exemplares
Mickey & Me (2003) 360 exemplares
The Get Rich Quick Club (2004) 353 exemplares
Mrs. Cooney Is Loony! (2005) 348 exemplares
Mrs. Meyer Is on Fire! (2016) 347 exemplares
Ms. Krup Cracks Me Up! (2008) 346 exemplares
Mrs. Yonkers Is Bonkers! (2007) 342 exemplares
Mr. Docker Is Off His Rocker! (2006) 321 exemplares
Ms. Cuddy Is Nutty! (2015) 318 exemplares
Dr. Brad Has Gone Mad! (2009) 316 exemplares
Ms. Coco Is Loco! (2007) 288 exemplares
Miss Laney Is Zany! (2010) 287 exemplares
Mr. Tony Is Full of Baloney! (2010) 286 exemplares
Miss Lazar Is Bizarre! (2005) 285 exemplares
Mr. Cooper Is Super! (2015) 280 exemplares
Mrs. Jafee Is Daffy! (2009) 280 exemplares
Ms. Leakey Is Freaky! (2011) 280 exemplares
Miss Suki Is Kooky! (2007) 279 exemplares
Mrs. Lizzy Is Dizzy! (2010) 278 exemplares
Mrs. Kormel Is Not Normal! (2006) 274 exemplares
The Million Dollar Kick (2001) 242 exemplares
Miss Brown Is Upside Down! (2015) 232 exemplares
Jim & Me (2008) 215 exemplares
The Million Dollar Strike (2004) 209 exemplares
Nightmare at the Book Fair (2008) 200 exemplares
Ms. Todd Is Odd! (2006) 192 exemplares
Abner & Me (2005) 191 exemplares
They Came From Center Field (1995) 190 exemplares
Miss Daisy Is Still Crazy! (2016) 179 exemplares
Mr. Nick Is a Lunatic! (2016) 174 exemplares
The Christmas Genie (2009) 164 exemplares
Getting Air (2007) 161 exemplares
Ms. Joni Is a Phony! (2017) 155 exemplares
Casey Back at Bat (2007) 153 exemplares
Miss Tracy Is Spacey! (2017) 148 exemplares
Roberto & Me (2010) 147 exemplares
The Million Dollar Putt (2006) 141 exemplares
Mrs. Master Is a Disaster! (2017) 132 exemplares
Mr. Will Needs to Chill! (2018) 115 exemplares
Ray & Me (2009) 102 exemplares
The Million Dollar Goal (2003) 98 exemplares
Ted & Me (2012) 88 exemplares
Recycle This Book (2009) 86 exemplares
Miss Newman isn't human! (2018) 75 exemplares
Ms. Hall Is a Goofball! (2018) 71 exemplares
The Talent Show (2010) 66 exemplares
Rappy the Raptor (2015) 60 exemplares
My Weird School 21-Book Box Set (2010) 59 exemplares
Virtually Perfect (1998) 52 exemplares
The Shortstop Who Knew Too Much (1997) 46 exemplares
Johnny Hangtime (2000) 42 exemplares
Houdini and Me (2021) 42 exemplares
Willie & Me (2015) 42 exemplares
The Way Baseball Works (1996) 33 exemplares
Baseball's Greatest Games (1994) 32 exemplares
Baseball Babylon (1992) 24 exemplares
World Series Classics (1973) 22 exemplares
The Catcher Who Shocked the World (1997) 13 exemplares
Rappy the Raptor goes to school (2016) 8 exemplares
The Green Monster in Left Field (1997) 8 exemplares
The Secret Life of Dr. Demented (2001) 7 exemplares
The Winning Season [2004 film] (2005) — Writer — 3 exemplares
The Dan Gutman Collection (2016) 2 exemplares
Daring to Dream 1 exemplar

Associated Works

Guys Write for Guys Read (2005) — Contribuidor — 769 exemplares
Half-Minute Horrors (2009) — Contribuidor — 279 exemplares
Guys Read: The Sports Pages (2012) — Contribuidor — 198 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum



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 outras críticas | 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 outra crítica | 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 outra crítica | 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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