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.
Charlie Martin - This character is a local man who has known the Thayers most of his life and is described as big and round with a weathered face.
Bill Ray - Chelsea's fiance, this character, is a dentist from California and father to thirteen-year-old Billy.
Billy Ray Jr. - This character is the thirteen-year-old son of Chelsea's fiance.
Ethel Thayer - This character is Norman's sixty-nine-year-old wife and is energetic, loving, and sociable.
Norman Thayer Jr. - This character is an eighty-year-old retired college professor who is spending the summer...
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