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.
Karl Oskar Nilsson - He is twenty-seven when he leaves Sweden for America, accompanied by his wife and their children. He is a hard-working man who wants desperately to build a new life for himself and his family.
Kristina Nilsson - She is the mother of three children at the time she leaves Sweden with her family. She is also pregnant with her fifth child, one having died as a youngster.
Johan Oskar Nilsson - He is a curious four-year-old boy who is sometimes quite demanding.
Robert Nilsson - He is...
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