Wes Tooke

Ballpark Blues (Doubleday, 2003)

An adult novel set in the world of professional baseball. The book is no longer in print, but it can be found at libraries and used bookstores.

"Tooke has a superb sense of timing.... it's a sweet, all-American story."    -Chicago Tribune

"Tooke is a writer with attitude, and that attitude is smart, witty, intelligent, and passionate. Ballpark Blues is a treat not just for baseball fans, but for lovers of good prose everywhere."   -Kevin Baker


Lucky (Simon & Schuster, 2010)

A Junior Library Guild selection. Available now.

"Lucky takes me back to one of the most memorable summers of my childhood... Tooke is SPOT ON."  -Chris Crutcher

"A funny and powerful story seen through the eyes of the world's luckiest boy... Lucky is a blast." -John H. Ritter

"If you have a child who’s into sports—or into well-written books, for that matter—then put a copy of Lucky into their hands." -Booklist

Purchase Lucky here

   King of the Mound (Simon & Schuster, 2012

A Junior Library Guild selection. Available now.
   "Pitch-perfect-pacing is just one of the high points of this novel... an 
   excellent combination of sports and historical fiction."
                                                        -School and Library Journal

  "A quick read that will appeal to readers of either gender. The emphasis on 
  Jim Crow laws and Negro League baseball make this a valuable classroom

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