Young Whit #3:
Young Whit & the Thieves of Barrymore


In Young Whit and the Thieves of Barrymore, the third book in the series, Johnny's family adjusts to his stepmother Fiona's blindness due to a riding accident. Johnny and his father, Harold, also discover more about the old journal and the mysterious cloth that seems to heal people miraculously. Meanwhile, Johnny and his friend Emmy investigate as mysterious strangers move into town. Are the strangers planning to rob the town's bank?

The Young Whit series welcomes newcomers to the Adventures in Odyssey universe, introducing them to the history of the much-loved character John Avery Whittaker. For readers who are already fans of Adventures in Odyssey, the novels provide the history of the franchise's central character.

 

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, 272 pages
     
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