Young Whit #1:
Young Whit & the Traitor's Treasure


Something sinister happened decades ago to disgrace the Whittaker name. Can young Whit discover the truth—and find the traitor's treasure—before they're gone forever?

 

Nine-year-old John Avery Whittaker and his family have just moved to the small town of Provenance, North Carolina. It's the 1930s, the midst of the Great Depression.

 

Johnny's father has taken a position as a professor at nearby Duke University. Now Johnny must not only deal with a new school, new friends, and a new bully, but a decades-old scandal that has tarnished the Whittaker family's reputation, and an amazing mystery involving the contents of a musty old trunk.


After all these years, can Johnny discover the truth of what happened? And if he can, will it restore honor to the Whittakers—or bring further shame to his family's name?
 

Find out in Young Whit and the Traitor's Treasure, book one in a new series exploring the childhood escapades of the most-beloved character in the town of Odyssey!

 

About the Authors


Phil Lollar started his performing career at the tender age of five. He won numerous acting awards in high school, and studied music, screenwriting and directing in college, receiving a degree in Cinema Production from Los Angeles City College. Phil then worked with Focus on the Family, co-creating the award-winning dramatic series Adventures in Odyssey, writing more than 250 episodes of the show and directing more than 300 episodes. At Focus, Phil met Jeff Parker and Nathan Carlson, and the three of them developed the hit comedy series Jungle Jam and Friends the Radio Show! Phil also served as a writer and consultant for the Nickelodeon/Jim Henson television series, The Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss, twice nominated for the Emmy Award for Outstanding Children's Series. Phil has also played numerous characters for AIO, including Dale Jacobs, Odyssey Times editor.

 

Dave Arnold is the executive producer for both the Focus on the Family Radio Theatre and Adventures in Odyssey series. He has worked professionally for over 20 years as a writer (Amazing Grace), director (Anne of Green Gables), sound designer (The Chronicles of Narnia), and producer, on hundreds of audio dramas heard around the world. Dave and his wife, Janna, have two children and reside in Colorado Springs, Colorado. As one of the original members of the AIO staff, Dave has been involved in every facet of the radio drama process, including sound design, writing, directing, voice-over and production. He was sound designer on Radio Theatre's dramatization of C.S. Lewis' The Chronicles of Narnia, as well as the Peabody award-winning saga, Dietrich Bonhoeffer: The Cost of Freedom and wrote the adaptation of Corrie ten Boom's epic story, The Hiding Place. Dave and his wife Janna have two children, Amber and Landon.


 

About the Series


Young Whit is a series of exploring the childhood escapades of the most-beloved character in the town of Odyssey, John Avery Whittaker. Recommended for ages 10 and up.

 

Book Details
  • Hardcover, 240 pages
     
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