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.
Matilda (Mattie) Cook - This character was born in 1779 and is 14-years-old at the time of the events described in the novel. The character is the narrator and the principle protagonist. During the novel, the character experiences numerous hardships and is faced with several choices. In every instance, the character rises to the occasion and takes a proper, if difficult, course of action.
Mrs. Lucille (Mother) Cook - This character married Mattie's father when only 17-years-old, probably sometime during the Revolutionary War. This character had a child in 1779 and became widowed...
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