Strange Journey Back
- This article is about the original book release. For the compilation book, see Compilation 01: Strange Journey Back.
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"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 Eldridge 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.
The Imagination Station is in this book, but it takes place before it was invented. It was explained in The Official Guide that Whit made several prototypes. Yet, the Environment Enhancer (The Shepherd and the Giant) was a prototype of the Imagination Station, and it was limited more than the Imagination Station in this book.