The story “Babe and Me”, by Dan Gutman is a fiction book, but it is based on an actual event from history. It is about a kid who plays baseball named Joe Shoshack. Joe lives in Louisville, Kentucky with his Mom and only sees his Dad every once and a while. He is an ordinary kid except he has a magical power. His power makes him able to use old baseball cards to travel back in time. In the story he uses his power to go back and solve a mystery, whether or not Babe Ruth actually called his home run shot in game three of the 1932 World Series against the Chicago Cubs.
Joe took his trip back in time with his Dad. Not only did he get to meet Babe Ruth, but he got to sit in the dugout and watch game three and the called shot. While he was there he learned about the Great Depression and the Holocaust. Most important, he spent time with his Dad and got to know how losing most of his family to the Holocaust had effected him and had caused him not to spend much time with Joe and his Mom.
I really liked this book. I like it because it was about baseball and I learned a little bit about History and Babe Ruth. I was sad to learn that Babe Ruth was dumped at a reform school as a kid and didn’t get to spend much time with his Dad. It made me feel better that Joe and his Dad made their relationship better. I am happy my Dad spends a lot of time with me.