Timeline created by dancingflamingos
  • Exposition 1: Background

    Exposition 1:  Background
    Lyle Edjit is driving Turtle to Key West to live with her Aunt Minnie while her mother works.
  • Exposition 2: Setting

    Exposition 2:  Setting
    The setting is summer 1935 in Key West, Florida, where Turtle's relatives live on Curry Lane.
  • Exposition 3: Characters

    Exposition 3:  Characters
    Turtle - a hard-headed, Shirley-Temple-hating, little girl
    Beans - Turtle's eldest cousin and co-founder of the Diaper Gang
    Ira - founder of the Diaper Gang and Beans' friend
    Kermit - a sickly and intelligent boy, the second eldest cousin of Turtle's
    Porkchop - Beans' best friend and accomplice
    Buddy - the youngest of the cousins, who wets his pants frequently
    Aunt Minnie - a militant lady, who is also Turtle's aunt
    Nanna Philly - Turtle's long lost grandmother
    Miss Bea - Nanna Philly's nurse
  • Exposition 3: Characters (continued)

    Exposition 3:  Characters (continued)
    Sadiebelle - Turtle's mother, Nanna Philly's daughter, Minnie's sister, and hopeless romantic
    Archie - Sadiebelle's new husband
    Slowpoke - Turtle's employer and friend
    Ollie - Slowpoke's first mate
    Too Bad - a "friend" of Beans' and wannabe Diaper Gang member
  • Rising Action: Conflict

    Rising Action: Conflict
    After Turtle hangs around Key West for awhile, she gets a job working for Slowpoke to buy a house for her momma and Archie.
  • Rising Action 2

    Rising Action 2
    Ira returns from Miami and Turtle starts eating lunch with Nanna Philly.
  • Rising Action 3

    Rising Action 3
    Turtle gives her cat, Smoky, to Nanna Philly after becoming friends with her grandmother.
  • Rising Action 4

    Rising Action 4
    Turtle helps the guys take care of neighborhood babies, who won't stop crying.
  • Rising Action 5

    Rising Action 5
    Turtle falls in the ocean and is saved by Slowpoke, while they're on the boat looking for sea sponges.
  • Rising Action 6

    Rising Action 6
    Smokey falls into Nanna Philly's really old piano in the parlor.
  • Rising Action 7

    Rising Action 7
    In the piano, Turtle spots a box. In the box is a map leading to Black Caesar's treasure.
  • Rising Action 8

    Rising Action 8
    Turtle debates on whether to show the boys the map.
  • Rising Action 9

    Rising Action 9
    Turtle shows the map to the boys and they agree to hunt for the treasure and split the findings equally.
  • Rising Action 10

    Rising Action 10
    Turtle and the guys steal someone's boat and head off to the Keys to look for the treasure.
  • Rising Action 11

    Rising Action 11
    Turtle's crew of people finds the treasure! Then Porkchop and Beans get into a fight after being stranded because Porkchop didn't throw the anchor properly so it would stay.
  • Climax/Turning Point

    Climax/Turning Point
    After a day of being stranded, a hurricane strikes.
  • Falling Action 1

    Falling Action 1
    Turtle and the gange have been on the key for a couple days.
  • Falling Action 2

    Falling Action 2
    Ollie and Slowpoke find the kids and bring them back to Key West.
  • Falling Action 3

    Falling Action 3
    When the kids get back to the mainland, there is a celebration of their return.
  • Falling Action 4

    Falling Action 4
    Sadiebelle and Archie arrive and announce their marriage.
  • Falling Action 5

    Falling Action 5
    Archie runs away with Turtle's part of the treasure to Cuba, leaving Sadiebelle and Turtle alone in Key West.
  • Resolution 1

    Resolution 1
    Too Bad gets into the Diaper Gang.
  • Resolution 2

    Resolution 2
    Turtle and her mom decide to live in the Keys.
  • Resolution 3

    Resolution 3
    Turtle is offered a position in the Diaper Gang, but turns it down because she does not like babies.