A Ticket to the Pennant: A Tale of Baseball in Seattle

Mark Holtzen (Author) John Skewes (Illustrator)
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Product Details

Price
$17.99
Publisher
Little Bigfoot
Publish Date
April 12, 2016
Pages
32
Dimensions
8.8 X 11.1 X 0.4 inches | 0.7 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781632170033

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About the Author

Mark Holtzen and his family live in Seattle. He teaches third grade and wrote and published The Pig War, a novel set in the San Juan Islands.

John Skewes is a professional illustrator living in Seattle. As the creator and illustrator of the award-winning Larry Gets Lost(R) children's book series, John has followed Larry from the southern tip of Texas to tiny Nome, Alaska, and has been lost several times himself.

Reviews

An SCBWI Summer Reading Pick!

"Skewes' bright, retro-flavored cartoons complement the text, vividly capturing the time and place as well as Huey's changing emotions. Sweet and wistful nostalgia for a bygone era."
--Kirkus Reviews

"A 32 page celebration of a time when baseball was the only game in town."
--KING-5 TV Evening Magazine

"Tour the Seattle of 1955 with Huey as he and his neighborhood cheer for the Seattle Rainiers."
--Seattle PI

"People who know Seattle baseball or the Rainier Valley neighborhood will enjoy this trip down memory lane."
--Puget Sound Council for the Review of Children's Media

"This is a book for young sports fans...but also for readers of any age who crave a sense of history and community."
--NW Book Lovers

"[A] great book about a much-loved aspect of the history of our area."
--Gather Here

"[A] gorgeous new picture book...featuring beautiful retro-style illustrations from John Skewes"
--The Winged Pen

"Even if you are not a baseball fan, I promise you will also warm to Mark Holtzen's slice of Seattle history."
--Newbery Honor-Winning Author Kirby Larson

"A Ticket to the Pennant will engage every baseball fan from Seattle on the west coast to Baltimore on the east, and every place between."
--Kid Lit Reviews

"Shows how baseball unites diverse communities."
--Northwest Asian Weekly