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

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


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Before the Seattle Mariners, there were the Seattle Rainiers who are playing for the pennant in this story that shows how baseball unites diverse communities. Tour the Seattle of 1955 with Huey as he and his neighborhood cheer for the Seattle Rainiers. If only Huey can find his missing ticket to the game!
This nostalgic and historical picture book follows Huey through South Seattle as he retraces his steps through the charming neighborhood surrounding Sick’s Stadium to find his lost ticket--and follows him through the big game to victory. Neighbors from all different backgrounds listen to the game, announced by the beloved Leo Lassen, as Huey visits locally owned shops like the Italian bakery and the Japanese fish market. Featuring the vibrant retro illustrations by Larry Gets Lost series creator John Skewes, Ticket to the Pennant celebrates diversity and will be cherished by baseball fans young and old.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781632170033
Publisher: Sasquatch Books
Publication date: 04/12/2016
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 1,153,970
Product dimensions: 8.80(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

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® 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.

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A Ticket to the Pennant: A Tale of Baseball in Seattle 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
McMarshall More than 1 year ago
Being a long-term resident of the Seattle area, the streets and many of the landmarks are very familiar, including Borracchinis's bakery (which still exists). However the stadium in the story is long gone. The detailed illustrations capture the clothing, cars, buildings, streets, and community of 1955. When Hueys beloved baseball team plays for the pennant, he is determined to watch. But he lost his ticket. Taking the reader along the streets and through the shops of 1955 South Seattle, Huey re-traces his steps. Only to discover the ticket in an unusual place. Huey finally gets to his seat during the bottom of the ninth inning. The remaining four pages are a nail-biting conclusion to the game. The announcer's commentary throughout makes for a fun story for both baseball fans and history buffs alike. A great book for baseball fans and history buffs