Study Guide

Nation Characters

By Terry Pratchett

Mau

What teenage boy wouldn't want to be left alone on a deserted island with just one other...

Daphne

Of all the 13-year-old white girls to wash up on a newly deserted island, Daphne is about the...

Ataba

Ataba is a priest of Mau's religion. The best we can say about him? He sure is dedicated to his...

Pilu & His Family

If you have to be shipwrecked, you'd definitely want your family with you. Right? Right?? Well,...

First Mate Cox and the Mutineers

No, First Mate Cox and the Mutineers isn't the hottest new band to sweep the Caribbean. (We...

Mrs. Gurgle

Mrs. Gurgle is a strange old woman who washes up on the island. And we mean strange: "She had...

Daphne's Grandmother

While we don't see Daphne's grandmother until the book's final chapter when she arrives with the...

Henry Fanshaw

Daphne's father is the man who will be king. Not because he's a king's son or anything. He's...

The Sweet Judy

Okay, so the Sweet Judy is a boat—but if they're going to personify her so much, we're...

The Raiders

When an NFL team from Oakland washes ashore things really start getting weird in Nation.Don't...

Granddad Nawi

Nawi is a character we never actually see: he's dead before the story even begins. But we learn a...