Curse of the Putrid Pit

by Helen Olsen



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 5/28/2008

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 302
ISBN : 9781425110482

About the Book

Junior's misery begins after he tells the boys in his new scout troop a lie about his camping skills. But what starts out as a normal scout trip turns into a hair-raising adventure as the group faces wild animals, and perhaps even worse, girls who like to play pranks.

And Junior's adventure is only half the story. As the boys hike, Wild Bill, their scout leader, tells the tale of a storytelling girl named Fannie Fibber and the strange disappearances going on in her town. Junior's own troubles fade into the background as he learns that not only is Fannie forced to wear the frightening Necklace of Honor, but she must also risk a meeting with Swarthog, the goblin king, to rescue the stolen Light of Truth in order to save her fellow townspeople from the Curse of the Putrid Pit.

Come with Fannie Fibber as she learns to be brave and honest at all costs, and follow Junior through his own struggle to be accepted, as the story of Fannie Fibber teaches him how to walk in the light.

Fannie didn't want to be the goblin king's next barbecue. But things didn't look so good. Her hands and feet were tied with leather straps, and she was perched on top of the slab of rock he used for a throne as the whole goblin nation danced around her and cried:

"Toast the human crisp and black,
'til she gives the truth light back!"

Their screams echoed in the cathedral-like cavern, the likes of which Fannie had never seen before. Hundreds of goblins with torches and sweaty bodies twisted and jerked around her. Scared, she had to think fast....

About the Author

Helen Olsen (Conwell) is a published author, artist, retired teacher, and soon to be a licensed Real Estate Agent. She holds a Social Studies Composite Teaching degree with an endorsement in Special Education from Weber State University, in Ogden, Utah. She enjoys geography, history, amateur radio, camping, and four-wheeling with her husband, Bob. Her middle-grade novel, "Curse of the Putrid Pit" is a fantasy real-life adventure about kids trying to find acceptance while learning to be honest at all costs. Her next project is a childhood memoir of abuse called, "Cracks in the Sidewalk" and to follow she is writing and illustrating a children’s book called, "My Granny Has a Polka Dot Nose." Helen is an accomplished artist and has exhibited her unique dye-transfer watercolors in Utah, Washington, and California. She is the mother of seven, and is raising her granddaughter, Cierra.

Sherry Meidell, of West Bountiful, Utah is the greatest, most talented children's book illustrator on the planet. Some of her work graces the pages of Emma Joe's Song by Faye Gibbons, and When Wagons Rumbled West by Barbara Williams and Christine Graham.