Jo - This character is a twelve-year-old boy living in a small French village during World War II. When the novel begins this character is in the field watching over the family's sheep.
Grandpere - This character lives with the family and does all he can to make up for his missing son. This character grew up in the village and knows of a cave where the children can hide, a fact that saves the children from being discovered when the soldiers conduct a house to house search.
Benjamin - This character is a Jew who goes to Madame Horcada's farm to wait for his daughter as they arranged before their flight. This character begins helping children like his daughter to escape over the nearby border with Spain while waiting for his daughter.
Madame Horcada - This character is a widow who lives isolated on her farm...
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