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Popular Children's Author Dan Gutman Visits Northvale Bookstore

Gutman, 60, mugs with Jack and Riley Renke of Demarest
Gutman, 60, mugs with Jack and Riley Renke of Demarest Photo Credit: Moira Sullivan Renke
"Cool dudes" and "great readers" Jack and Riley Renke of Demarest get a signed "Flashback Four" copy from Gutman at Books and Greetings in Northvale.
"Cool dudes" and "great readers" Jack and Riley Renke of Demarest get a signed "Flashback Four" copy from Gutman at Books and Greetings in Northvale. Photo Credit: Moira Sullivan Renke

NORTHVALE, N.J. -- Children's fiction writer Dan Gutman visited Books and Greetings in Northvale Thursday afternoon to promote his new book, "Flashback Four."

The New York Times bestselling author's new series "blends fascinating real history with an action-packed and hilarious adventure," a posting for the shop says.

"Four very different kids are picked by a mysterious billionaire to travel through time and photograph some of history's most important events," it says.

"This time," the post says, "the four friends are headed to 1863 to catch Abraham Lincoln delivering his famous Gettysburg Address. They'll have to work together to ask the right questions, meet the right people, and capture the right moment -- and most important, not get caught!"

The New York City-born Daniel Edward Gutman, who was raised in Newark, is best know for his "Baseball Card Adventures" series of books, which revolve around a boy named Joe "Stosh" Stoshack who travels back in time to meet Babe Ruth, Jackie Robinson, Willie Mays and other greats after finding a Honus Wagner baseball card in a neighbor's attic.

The original story, "Honus & Me," was made into a Turner Network Television made-for-TV movie, "The Winning Season," starring Matthew Modine.

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