Study Guide

The Yearling Characters

By Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings

Jody Baxter

Thanks to the nonexistent medical technology (or basic hygiene) of the mid-nineteenth century,...

Penny Baxter

Penny Baxter is basically the best dad ever. In the world. No, seriously. He pours his whole...

Ora Baxter

Well, first of all, Ma Baxter is fat. Really, really overweight. Like, obese. How do we know...

Fodder-wing Forrester

Fodder-wing Forrester is Jody's BFF, and lives a few miles away in the same forest. He was born...

The Forresters

The Forresters are a huge family living a few miles from the Baxters in the woods, and we're...

Grandma Hutto

Grandma Hutto is an old family friend of the Baxters who lives in town. She's a good friend, too:...

Oliver Hutto

Oliver is Grandma Hutto's son and one of Jody's good friend. He passed on his mad flutter...

Twink Weatherby

Eulalie Boyles

Eulalie is a girl Jody's age who lives in town. She's the niece of the shopkeeper there, and...

Mr. Boyles

Mr. Boyles is the shopkeeper in town, and a friend to Penny. He loves hearing the news from the...

Doc Wilson

Nellie Ginright

Oh, boy. Nellie Ginright was an old flame of Penny's before he married Ora. When Penny and Jody...

Easy Ozell