Study Guide

The View from Saturday Characters

By E. L. Konigsburg

Mrs. Eva Marie Olinski

Paraplegic. Handicapped. Cripple. With words like these, no wonder it takes Mrs. Olinski 10 years...

Julian Singh

Oh, Julian. Julian obviously never got the memo about sixth grade, because it's like he's begging...

Nadia Diamondstein

Let's let Mrs. Olinski introduce Nadia:Had she been born five hundred years sooner, Raphael would...

Ethan Potter

Like Noah and Nadia, Ethan spends part of the summer before sixth grade in Florida. Unlike Nadia...

Noah Gershom

Noah learns about beginnings from his grandfather's friend Tillie, who teaches him that filling a...

Mr. Singh

Like Mrs. Olinski, Mr. Singh has secret pain in his past. He's been widowed too. And they've both...

Hamilton Knapp

Mrs. Olinski almost chooses Hamilton Knapp as the fourth member of her team, even though any...

Margaret Draper Diamondstein

Margaret is Ethan's grandma and Nadia's step-grandma. She's also the former principal of Epiphany...

Izzy Diamondstein

Izzy is Nadia's grandfather and Ethan's step-grandpa. He's a sweet guy who's gotten a second...