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.
Gerald Durrell - This character is the author and narrator of the story, who dedicates free time to learning about the natural history of Corfu.
Dr. Theodore Sephanides - This character is a nature-lover who suffers acute awkwardness whenever greeting or saying goodbye to a person.
Larry Durrell - This character is a writer and lover of literature, and propels the family to make many moves.
Mrs. Durrell - This character spends a good deal of time pouring over recipe books and cooking savory meals in the kitchen, and will do...
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