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.
Ned Wallis - This character loves to read, is naturally curious and enjoys reading National Geographic magazine because it shows him what the world outside Tyler, New York is like.
Reverend James Wallis - The pastor of the Congregational Church in Tyler, New York.
Martha Wallis - A beautiful, lively woman and a devoted mother, who becomes ill with rheumatoid arthritis.
Mrs. Scallop - The Wallis' third housekeeper, who is a stout, short woman given to silent rages and superstition.
Mr. Scully - An elderly man who lives not far from...
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