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.
Thérèse - This character is the primary daughter of the house before her mother, Antoinette, passes away.
Léonie - This is the other main character in the novel. At the heart of the book is this character's conflict with her cousin, Thérèse, a girl who is fiercely competitive with this character once they reach adolescence.
Antoinette - This character is Louis' first wife and Madeleine's sister. She and her sister inherit the Martin estate because their older sister left to join the convent.
Madeleine - This character is Antoinette's younger sister. She is...
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