David is the Parker family father. He always tries to guide his three diverse children into making the right decisions.
11-year-old Olivia is a passionate young lady who struggles with her younger sister Camilla, defends her latest favorite cause, or tries to learn a new musical instrument. Sometimes all that activity gets her into trouble, but there’s always a lesson to be learned.
Matthew is an inquisitive 10 year old who loves to tinker with things—often to the consternation of everyone around him. But when he isn’t breaking and rebuilding stuff, he’s helping Emily Jones solve mysteries around town.
Eight-year-old Camilla is an energetic girl with a lot of enthusiasm for sports, animals, and even serenading mariachi bands! She occasionally gets in squabbles with her sister Olivia, but they always work it out.
Connie has worked at Whit’s End since she moved to Odyssey. She is spontaneous and never inclined to hold back what she’s thinking, but she has a strong heart for discipleship—especially toward the kids at Whit’s End.
Eugene is Whit’s dependable, eccentric genius of an assistant. Whether he’s working at Whit’s End, teaching at Campbell College, or developing another big invention, Eugene knows everything about everything (or thinks he does).
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.
There’s no one quite like Wooton. When he’s not delivering mail, creating new comic-book characters, or looking for new ice-cream flavors, Wooton is helping the kids in some very unique ways.