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.
Patrick Paddy Clarke - This character is the ten-year-old protagonist who is the instigator in pranks and inflicting pain.
Francis Sinbad Clarke - This character is the main character's younger brother. He is often the target for mean tricks by his brother and his friends.
Ma - This character has a lot on her plate; she takes care of her four children during the day and experiences physical abuse at night.
Da - This character is a cranky, hard working Irish father who verbally and physically abuses his family.
Kevin - This character...
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