Study Guide

Bert Breen's Barn Characters

By Walter D. Edmonds

Tom Dolan

Just for fun, set a timer for 60 seconds and list all the famous Toms you can think of from...

Polly Ann (Hannaberry) Dolan

Polly Ann is Tom's mother, and we're going to float the idea that she is almost as much the...

Birdy Morris

Birdy is the old man who comes to do the mowing for Polly Ann every year, and for most of Tom's...

George Hook

Mr. Hook, no relation to the one-handed pirate captain, is one of the bosses of the Ackerman...

Amelie Breen

Amelie, a.k.a. Mrs. Breen and best known as Widow Breen, was—you guessed it—Bert...

The Flancher Brothers

Newman, Enders, and Yantis ("the oldest and brainiest" [30.16]) are rough-and-tumble,...

Billy-Bob Baxter

Billy-Bob is a lawyer in town. His real name is William Roberts Baxter, but he's more casual than...

Mr. Armond

Mr. Armond is a New York City lawyer who spends the spring and summer on his farm, which borders...

Drew

Drew is the Dolans' horse, a willful and grumbly old thing. Okay, so he's just a horse, but he's...

Erlo Ackerman

Erlo Ackerman is the boss of Ackerman & Hook Flour and Feed Mill. Though Mr. Hook's name is...

Ox Hubbard

Ox, whose real name is Marvin, is a mill hand at Ackerman & Hook. He's one of the first of...

Bancel and Louis Moucheaud

The Moucheaud brothers are two more mill hands at Ackerman & Hook. They are French-Canadian,...

Cissie-Mae and Ellie Dolan

Cissie-Mae and Ellie are Tom's younger twin sisters. They are often present in the background of...

Minor Characters

Parker Munsey runs Mr. Armond's big farm and herds his cattle. He's a mean-spirited son-of-a-gun,...

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