This section provides a short description of all the major characters in the book. This can be printed out as a study guide for students, used as a "key" for leading a class discussion, or you can jump to the quiz/homework section to find worksheets that incorporate these descriptions into a variety of question formats.
Peter Jenkins - This individual is the author of the book and also the person who is on the walk across America.
Barbara Pennell - This individual decides at the end of the book to join the author on his journey across America.
Homer Davenport - This individual is described as "the greatest mountain man alive," and lives alone in the mountains.
Mary Elizabeth Oliver - This individual is a very pious and prays the entire time a tornado is striking the town.
Lemm Smith - This individual arrives at work...
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