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A Ticket to the Pennant

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A Ticket to the Pennant by Mark Holtzen
Hardcover $17.99

Apr 12, 2016 | 32 Pages | 4-8 years

  • Hardcover $17.99

    Apr 12, 2016 | 32 Pages | 4-8 years

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Golden Kite Award for Picture-Illustration SUBMITTED 2017

Pacific Northwest Book Award SUBMITTED 2017

Washington Children’s Choice Picture Book Award SUBMITTED 2017

Washington State Scandiuzzi Children’s Book Award SUBMITTED 2017


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

“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

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