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.
Bansir - This character is the first character the reader meets. He is a Babylonian chariot maker who does excellent work but has been unable to set aside extra funds for his family's pleasure. His home overlooks the king's palace, and he is able to sit and observe the comings and goings of the marketplace. This character wishes he could earn enough money to buy the finer things for his wife and himself but he sees no way to make this happen. This character, along with his friend Kobbi, decide that they have...
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