Third Place Books is pleased to welcome back Mark Holtzen for a reading of his quintessential Seattle picture book A Ticket to the Pennant: A Tale of Baseball in Seattle. Kids and parents of all ages are welcome!
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.
Mark Holtzen and his family live in south Seattle. He taught third grade for over a decade and a half. In addition to writing, he rides bicycles, reads books, listens to great music, and believes in the spirit of baseball.
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