Mr. Tom: He is a bit gruff, but caring in the end. He is mostly a loner but opens his heart, when Willie arrives.
William Beech: Scared, abused child who comes to stay with Mr. Tom during the war and later finds out the true feeling of family. Afraid of the belt.
George: A friend of Will's at Little Weirwold.
Carrie: A friend of Willie, who is fiercely independent and later goes on to attend high school.
Zack: An outgoing, funloving boy who is also an evacuee from London staying with a Little Wierwold family. A loyal friend who helps William come out of his shell.
Ginnie: Carrie's sister.
Annie Hartridge: The beautiful and kind schoolteacher with violet blue eyes and a single long blonde braid. Has a baby, just after Willie starts in her class.
Mrs. Fletcher: Caretaker for Mr Tom's house.
Geoffrey: An artist living in Spooky Cott after his time at Dunkirk. Recognizes Willie's drawing talent and becomes his art mentor.
Emilia Thorne: William's second teacher. Later develops a relationship with Geoffrey.
Mrs. Clarence: A middle-aged woman living in Salmouth, who takes Mr Tom, Willie and Zach in for their holidays.
Dobbs: Mr. Tom's horse.
Rachel: Mr. Tom's wife who died shortly after childbirth. After her death, Mr. Tom shut himself away from anyone who reminded him about her.
Trudy: Mrs. Beech's surprise baby. Later dies of mistreatment and malnutrition.
Charlie Rudd: A local warden of Deptford. Shows Mr Tom Willie's house and assists in the rescue.
Little Weirwold: The village Willie is evacuated to.
Deptford: Willie's home town. Mr. Oakley later travels there.
Wizzo: Expression akin to "Neato!" or "Great!"
Calloo Callay: Originally from Lewis Carroll's "Jabberwockey," Calloo Callay is an expression of joy and excitement.
Power of Love
Abused boy goes to live...