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.
Jethro Creighton - This character begins the story as a nine-year old boy on his first day planting in the fields. He is youthful and full of ideas and thoughts of a young mind.
Ellen Creighton - This character has given birth to twelve children, of which almost half have died. She is slight of build, gentle of mind and tough in her strength to live through diversity.
Shadrach Yale - This character is the local schoolmaster and mentor. He is wounded in the war, and marries the sister of the...
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