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.
Jacob Jankowski - This character has been living in an assisted-living center for a short time due to a broken hip and resents his lack of independence.
Marlena - This character is in an unhappy marriage and falls in love with a newcomer to the circus.
August - This character is the victim of murder while arguing with his wife during a stampede at the circus.
Walter 'Kinko' - This character has a dog that means a great deal to him.
Camel - This character is hidden on the train to...
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