Study Guide

Princess Academy Characters

By Shannon Hale

Miri Larendaughter

Miri is a fourteen-year-old girl who's small for her age—so small, in fact, that she...

Britta Paweldaughter

Britta is the only girl at the princess academy who originally comes from the lowlands, and...

Peder Doterson

Peder Doterson is totally boy-next-door material. He's cute, funny, and has been around for as...

Katar

Oh boy. Katar's not the nicest girl at the princess academy, and she and Miri don't exactly get...

Tutor Olana

Tutor Olana isn't quite as mean as Miss Trunchbull, but she's no Miss Honey either. The teacher...

The Academy Girls

All of the academy girls come from Mount Eskel and have lived in the village together their whole...

Pa

Miri's father is a model papa bear, always there to save his little girls. When Marda gets hurt...

Marda

Because she's the older sister and the one who gets to work in the quarries, Marda has always...

Prince Steffan

Oh, Prince Steffan… the apple of so many girls' eyes. He's a royal prince and a catch to...

Knut

Knut is kind of like the friendly version of Filch in Harry Potter—he's the mostly silent...

Doter

Peder and Esa's mother Doter is quite the wise lady. She always has some kind of insight into the...

Dan

Dan the bandit is ironically named for the first king of Danland, but he follows none of the...