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Eric P. Kelly
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Joseph Charnetski

From the very beginning, Joseph reveals himself to be a clever, self-reliant young man, who trusts his instincts. His initial impression of Peter of the Button Face tells him to be wary of the man. Indeed, the Tartar warrior proves to be an enemy of the Charnetski family and attempts to attack them on the road to Krakow. Joseph's quick thinking helps save the day, when he slaps Peter's horse on the rump, causing the horse to flee in the opposite direction as the Charnetskis. Peter is forced to choose between pursuing Joseph's family and reclaiming his horse. This common-sense defense tactic and lightning quick decision-making render Joseph an excellent young hero and role model for young readers.

A short time later, Joseph reacts with similar speed and mental agility, when he sees Elzbietka threatened by a large dog. Joseph instinctively leaps for the dog's collar and...

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