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.

Before his father passes away, a freak set of circumstances allows Mickey Mantle to visit the young boy's father.


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

Development Pitch

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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