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.
Jacob Portman - He is the book's central character, its protagonist and narrator.
Grandpa Portman (Abe) - He is Jacob's grandfather, a man who, as is eventually revealed, was a Jew in Poland at the beginning of World War II.
Nazis - This was a group of violent, ultra-nationalistic, military-supported, politically motivated citizens of Germany who came to power in the early 1930s.
Jacob's Father - He is an ornithologist, a scientist and researcher with a particular interest in birds and their habits.
Jacob's Mother - She is superficial, selfish, materialistic...
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