Adventures in Odyssey fans can now explore the history of the beloved character John Avery Whittaker. This series introduces new adventure seekers to the larger world of Odyssey. Existing fans will be thrilled to discover the backstory to the franchise's most important character.
Whit just moved to Provenance, North Carolina in the middle of the Great Depression with his father Harold, his stepmother Fiona, and his half-sister Charlie. Harold is teaching at the nearby Duke University. Johnny is nearly 10 years-old, and he makes friends with Emmy, who lives across the street and joins in his adventures. At his new school, he faces challenges from a bully, and makes a new friend in Huck, the custodian. Both play key roles in the mysteries and action that takes place.
Confederate gold missing since the end of the Civil War raises questions of whether Johnny's ancestor was the coward and thief who stole it, or if there is more than meets the eye with this mystery.
- 240 pages
- 21 chapters
- Part of the larger Adventures in Odyssey story world
- First part in a backstory for John Avery Whittaker
- Recommended for ages 7 and older