Original Novel #1: Strange Journey Back
Mark Prescott is the new kid in town—and
he doesn't want to be there. His parents have split up, and the only
one who wants to be his friend is an annoying girl. But not all's
bad. There's an amazing ice cream shop called Whit's End, and its
owner is a quirky inventor named John Whittaker who seems to create
fun and adventure for the whole town. As Mark gets drawn into life
in Odyssey, the lessons he learns will change his life.
Mark is sure he can save his parents'
marriage - if only he could go back in time. But he discovers some
changes are out of his control.
High Flyer With a
After a fight with the local bully,
Mark is falsely accused of vandalism and sets out with his friends
to solve the crime.
The Secret Cave
To impress the other kids, Mark
betrays a closely guarded secret. Will he lose Patti's friendship as
well as the other boys' acceptance?
Behind the Locked
Why does Whit warn Mark to stay away
from his locked attic? Fueled by thriller comic books, Mark's
imagination threatens his friendship with a close friend.
McCusker is the creative content director for Focus on the Family. He
has been a writer of fiction, nonfiction, and drama since 1979. His work
includes over forty published novels, full-length plays, dramatic sketch
collections, and song lyrics. For the Adventures in Odyssey
series alone, he has written over 200 half-hour radio episodes, eighteen
novels, and two screenplays for the best-selling animated videos. He has
dramatized many classics for Focus on the Family Radio Theatre,
including A Christmas Carol and Jan Karon's At Home in Mitford.
He also wrote and directed the Peabody Award–winning Bonhoeffer: The
Cost of Freedom and created the highly acclaimed Father Gilbert
Mysteries series. Paul lives in Colorado Springs, Colorado, with his
wife, Elizabeth, and their two children.
Fans of the long-running audio series
Adventures in Odyssey can hardly remember a time when there wasn't a
Connie or a Eugene--or an Imagination Station. But there was. Now step
back in time as these exciting novels whisk you away to the days before
the popular radio show. Set in a time before the radio show, these
stories often reference the beginnings of inventions like the
Imagination Station, familiar characters like the Barclays coming to
town, and other AIO references that fans enjoy.
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