Getaway Day

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1960s & '70s

Ken White

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In 1962, a California teen learns of his dying father’s dream to play catch with his idol, Yankee baseball legend Mickey Mantle. In a desperate race against time to fulfill his father’s wish, the boy discovers more about life, growing up, and family than he ever imagined.


Biographical, Family, Memoir, Young Adult,

Short Summary

A young boy tries to fulfill his dying father's lifelong dream of playing catch with his idol, Mickey Mantle.


Modesto, California, Anaheim, California, Chicago, Illinois, Cities along Route 66, Commerce, Oklahoma

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise


Plot - Other Elements

Coming of Age

Mature Audience Themes

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Main Character Details

Name: Mikey Wright

Age: 13

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Selfless, Strong Moral Code, Adventurous, Engaging, Honorable, Modest, Naive

Additional Character Details

Name: Teddy Jensen

Age: 14

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Aggressive, Badass, Manipulative, Narcissistic, Villainous

Additional Character Details

Name: Timothy Wright

Age: 36

Gender: Male

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Strong Moral Code, Empathetic, Engaging, Heroic, Honorable, Masculine, Modest, Selfless

Additional Character Details

Name: Kelly Maurer

Age: 13

Gender: Female

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Gracious, Heartthrob, Romantic, Charming, Educated, Engaging, Faithful, Funny

About The Author

Target Audiences

Age: 13-17

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: with a Publisher

Publisher: White & Wilkinson

Year Published: 2014

Hard Copy Available



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