This character is tired of being the one to whom all of the chores (including babysitting) are assigned. She decides to assert her female independence and run away from home; however, she's not completely independent because she takes her little brother with her. She believes that, by running away, she will finally earn some family appreciation and have an adventure in the process.
This character is in the third grade and knows how to keep a secret, and he's the stingiest with money. He is also a typical nine-year-old boy; more interested in having fun than in serious learning.
Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler
This character is rich in possessions and objects but poor in the one thing she desires most; family. Her entire world exists in her office--a wall full of file cabinets containing her "research". This work keeps her busy and focused on...
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