Grady lives with his mother and sister in Odyssey. Sometimes his mom has trouble making ends meet, but Grady always tries to help her in any way he can. Grady loves hanging out at Whit’s End and with mailman Wooton Bassett.
Not many people tell Liz Horton what to do. Liz often lets her emotional get the best of her, and she acts with her heart instead of her head. In fact, once she almost lost her best friend Mandy because of it. But when her father lost his job and they ended up homeless, Liz began to soften up. Liz is a bit of a tomboy who loves the mall, writing for the school newspaper and, of course, a good argument.
Tamika is the opposite of her brother Marvin in pretty much every way imaginable. She is talkative, funny, outgoing, playful, and a tomboy. She can beat Marvin in every sport. She has lots of friends and is always the one who decides what they are going to do. Tamika loves to try new things, and is always up for any challenge. Of course, this oftentimes gets her into trouble, as she has a tendency to try something new and not consider the consequences.
John Avery Whittaker
“Whit” is an inventor, author, entrepreneur and owner of Whit’s End—an ice cream shop and “discovery emporium” where kids can be kids. His wise counsel, inventiveness and insight have made him a trusted friend and confidant to everyone in Odyssey.
Rodney Rathbone is an only child, who proudly serves as the town bully and head of a gang called “The Bones of Rath.” He has become a fixture on the streets (and back alleys) of Odyssey. Whether he’s harassing kids, trying to con someone, or starting a rock band, Rodney keeps things lively through his humorous and willful defiance of common sense.