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.
John Steinbeck - A successful writer, this person loads his camper truck with the materials of his trade--typewriter, reams of typing paper and carbons, reference books and many of the books he has always intended to read, most of which he never opens.
Charley - This is a standard male poodle and traveling companion of the author's.
Elaine Steinbeck - This person is the author's wife and a native Texan.
Friends - These people are full of advice before the author starts out on his journey.
Vermont Farmer - This is the first...
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