List of Characters
Holling Hoodhood—the lead character, a seventh grader at Camillo Junior High.
Heather Hoodhood—Holling’s older sister, a would-be social revolutionary.
Mr. Hoodhood—Holling’s father, a very ambitious architect.
Mrs. Hoodhood—Holling’s mother, a passive figure.
Doug Sweiteck—another seventh grader, one who tries to cause trouble.
Doug Sweiteck’s brother—an older boy whom Holling trips during a soccer game.
Mrs. Sidman—a teacher/administrator with bright red/orange hair.
Ben Cummings—a friend of Holling’s who moved away.
Ian MacAlister—another friend of Holling’s who moved away.
Pastor McClellan—the Presbyterian preacher.
Meryl Lee Kowalski—a seventh grader who has long loved Holling.
Mai Thi—a Vietnamese girl sponsored by the Catholic Relief Agency.
Danny Hupner—another seventh grader, and one of Holling’s friends.
Mr. Guareschi—the dictatorial principal.
Mr. Petrelli—the ditto-crazy geography teacher.
Mrs. Edna Bigio—the school cook who bakes cream puffs.
Mr. Venderli—the school’s custodian.
Miss Violet—the school’s choir director.
Coach Quatrini—the gym and cross-country coach.
Mrs. Betty Baker—Holling’s strict English teacher and foe.
Mr. Benjamin Goldman—the Shakespeare-loving owner of Goldman’s Best Bakery.
Mr. Mercutio Baker—owner of the Baker Sporting Emporium.
Mr. Kowalski—Meryl Lee’s father, and a competing architect with Mr. Hoodhood.
Mr. Bradbrook—chairman of the school board.
Mickey Mantle—the great Yankee outfielder who refuses to sign an autograph for Holling.
Joe Pepitone—a popular Yankee first baseman and outfielder.
Horace Clarke—a Yankee second baseman.
Sycorax and Caliban—two escaped rats, named after characters from The Tempest.