Original Novel #1:
Strange Journey Back


"Mark knew...his dad left because of him. It was his fault." Mark Prescott is sure that's why his mom had to the small town of Odyssey. Oh how he wishes things could return to the way they were, before his dad left.


Mark hates being a newcomer. He's not too thrilled about his only new friend being a girl. That is, until Patti tells him about a time machine called the Imagination Station at Whit's End. Mark figures that's the answer to all his problems.


If he can only go back in time to the day his dad left, then Mark is sure he can bring his parents back together again. But first he's got to get past the time machine's eccentric inventor, John Avery Whittaker, "Whit." As Mark's adventures unfold, he learns lessons about friendship, responsibility, and living with change.



About the Author

Paul 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.


About the Series

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.


Book Details


This novel is no longer available, however, this book has been re-released in a new multivolume edition, Strange Journey Back.



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