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My Brother's Story

The Blackwater Novels are set in the 1930s along the Blackwater Swamp, near the fictional town of Turpentine, Georgia. Get in trouble with the twins when they shoot green tomatoes in a giant slingshot, and dynamite a toilet with a cherry bomb. Explore the magic and mystery of nature . . . hear the critters in the swamp, sleep in a treehouse, find a hidden grave, and sleep on an island by the embers of a campfire.
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Jul 1, 2015

Johnny and Linc exchange letter.

Jul 1, 2015

Johnny and Will get a photo of their biological parents.

Jul 1, 2015

The Jennisons hear that Aunt Min is contesting the adoption and travel to Colombia, Tennessee for the court hearing.

Jul 1, 2015

Johnny adjusts to life with the Jennisons, starts school, and Johnny and Will get in trouble.

Jul 1, 2015

Mr. Webb visits the Jennisons in Alabama and Johnny tells him and his new family about his life in the swamp with Linc.

Jul 1, 2015

Johnny settles in to his new life in Alabama with the Jennisons and meets Will’s extended family.

Jul 1, 2015

The Jennisons meet Judge King. It looks like Johnny’s adoption won’t be a problem.

Jul 1, 2015

The Jennisons—with both twins—travel to Colombia Tennessee to try to arrange Johnny’s adoption with the court there.

Jul 1, 2015

The reunion. Linc and Johnny part.

Jul 1, 2015

When the Jennisons don’t find Linc and Johnny at the plantation, they plan a search with the help of Mrs. Jennison’s pilot brother, Todd

Jun 30, 2015

Johnny and Linc plan to meet Mr. Webb and the Jennisons at the plantation but Linc becomes deathly ill.

Jun 30, 2015

Mr. Webb calls the Jennisons to tell them Johnny has been found. And the Jennisons travel on the train to Savannah to meet Mr. Webb.

Jun 30, 2015

Having been threatened by Bobby Scagg, Linc and Johnny worry about what Scagg will do. Johnny starts to teach Linc to read. Bobby Scagg comes in the night to burn down Linc’s little house. Johnny and Linc plan to contact Mr. Webb, Linc’s employer.

Jun 30, 2015

Will kill’s a rattlesnake and, by mistake, scares Jenny May with it. Then he finds his mother, Ali Jennison, crying and learns about a sadness in her past.

Jun 30, 2015

After discovering an attempted break in at the Webb plantation, where Linc is the caretaker, Linc and Johnny spend the night at the plantation and have a confrontation with Bobby Scagg.

Jun 30, 2015

We meet Will’s extended family and, at a family gathering, hear some family stories.

Jun 30, 2015

We see Johnny’s life in the swamp and Linc shows him Lost Lake. Linc has a nightmare about his father being killed and tells Johnny about his past. This brings the two of them closer.

Jun 30, 2015

We see Will’s life in the country, meet his best friend, Butch Jenkins and Will and Butch get up to mischief.

Jun 30, 2015

Johnny meets Linc’s dog, Hooter, and a huge alligator known as The Garbage Man. Johnny and Linc start their lives together in the Blackwater Swamp.

Jun 30, 2015

Will and his father, Frank Jennison, travel to Tennessee in search of Johnny. They meet Aunt Min and Sarah and discover Johnny has run away.

Jun 30, 2015

Johnny meets Linc and is taken to his little house deep in the Blackwater Swamp.

Jun 30, 2015

We see how Will lives in his home in the country, outside of Birmingham, Alabama.

Jun 30, 2015

Sarah gets fired and Johnny hops a freight train to run away. His car is cut out of the train and left by the Blackwater Swamp.

Jun 30, 2015

Will finds out he has a twin and he and his parents, the Jennisons, decide to try to find him.

Jun 30, 2015

Johnny sneaks out to watch the steam engine on the Birmingham train take on water, and the twins see each other. Johnny is mistreated by Aunt Min and helped by Sara who lets him know that he has a twin.

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