The Soda Pop Gang

by Eddie S. Howell



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 8/26/2005

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 148
ISBN : 9781420854121
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 148
ISBN : 9781420854138
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 148
ISBN : 9781463484705

About the Book

This is a insect story told by Miss Lady Bug (a reporter).  She introduces the Soda Pop Gang, which is led by a potato bug named Soda Pop, a worm named Tool-Box, a centipede named Lightning, and a snail named PC.


Two humans accidentally enter this insect world when they build a mansion deep in the woods.  They are unaware that this mansion is within a black widow’s territory.


The story unfolds as the black widow spider overtakes the mansion by subduing the humans.


Fearing the evil spider, one of the Soda Pop Gang prays for help and an angel appears.


A fierce battle of good versus evil takes place.

About the Author

Eddie S. Howell was born in San Diego, California on Valentines day in 1949.


He has lived in the beautifully planned city of Irvine, California since 1984 which is surrounded by crystal blue lakes, parks full of gigantic eucalyptus trees and filled with jogging and bike trails going everywhere.


As a child he lived a lot of his youth in the farming communities of Northern California. When Eddie was a kid he moved around a lot. In kindergarten through 3rd grade he went to schools in Richmond, Concord, San Martin, and Salinas. In 4th through 6th grade he attended Severance and Rucker Schools in Gilroy. In 7th through 9th grade he went to P.A. Walsh junior high and Live Oak High School in Morgan Hill. Finally, he graduated at Amador High School in the once small but absolutely gorgeous growing town of Pleasanton.


While in the country as a kid or stationed in Africa as an adult, he was always surrounded by insects and was always fascinated by them. Once, he was in the Army at Kagnew Air Station located in Asmara, Ethiopia he spotted a large tarantula spider while walking to the mailroom. Another time he was assigned to clean out an Army bunker and captured a 7-8 inch huge thick tan colored centipede in Fort Hood, Texas.


Inspired one day on a bike ride with his loving wife Evelyn, she suggested that he write his stories down and leave them as a legacy to their grandchildren. As a Christian, an athlete, and an armed forces veteran, many of his own life experiences have been included in several of the character portrayals in this first of many insect stories.