My Brother Sam Is Dead
by James Lincoln Collier and Christopher Collier
Character Role Analysis
Tim may not always agree with his father, but he definitely looks up to him. Mr. Meeker helps his son learn lots of the lessons that come with being a grownup. So when the pair goes on a road trip to Verplancks Point to sell cattle, Tim learns about trade from his dad. And when Mr. Meeker has to make tough decisions about the cowboys, Tim learns that being an adult isn't so easy. With a war raging in the colonies, it's a good thing Tim has such a good mentor.