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2017 Washington State Book Award Finalist

Represented Washington State at 2018 National Book Festival

Ticket to the Pennant: A Tale of Baseball in Seattle
By Mark Holtzen
Illustrated by John Skewes

Before the Seattle Mariners, there were the Seattle Rainiers…This nostalgic, historically accurate picture book follows Huey through the Seattle of 1955 exploring a diverse and charming neighborhood surrounding the baseball stadium. Featuring the vibrant retro illustrations of Larry Gets Lost creator John Skewes, this is a story of baseball, civic pride, and how baseball unites communities.

“Huey is a delightful little baseball lover who remains mostly cheerful and hopeful throughout his ordeal… ..Sweet and wistful nostalgia for a bygone era.”
– Read full Kirkus Review here.

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Huey Tour