Study Guide

Belle Prater's Boy Characters

By Ruth White

Gypsy Arbutus Leemaster

Gypsy is well known around Coal Station for being pretty, just like her mama. But as nice as it...

Woodrow Prater

Woodrow grows up with in rural Virginia with his mother, Belle, and his father, Everett, who...

Belle Prater

The interesting thing about Belle Prater is that she doesn't show up in the story in...

Blind Benny

Blind Benny has lived a tough life. People have shunned him forever because of his blindness and...

Love Ball Dotson

Love Ball Dotson is Gypsy's mother as well as one of the prettiest ladies in town. Like, for...

Porter Dotson

Gypsy's stepfather, Porter Dotson, is a newspaperman and a good guy. He is patient and kind, even...

Amos Leemaster

By the time Belle Prater's Boy begins, Gypsy's father, Amos, has been dead for some time....

Uncle Everett

Woodrow's father, Everett, is just a poor coal miner who lives outside of Coal Station. He...

Granny and Grandpa

Woodrow and Gypsy's Granny and Grandpa are the kind of grandparents that exist only in Norman...

Buzz

Buzz is the mean kid in Gypsy and Woodrow's class who feels threatened by Woodrow's popularity....

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