Study Guide

Where the Red Fern Grows Characters

Billy Colman

Billy is our protagonist, the main character, the head honcho, the big cheese. Oh, and he's also...

Old Dan and Little Ann

Okay, so they're not actually human. They're still the two most important...

Grandpa

Billy's grandpa plays the important role of mentor, as well as catalyst for much of the action....

Papa

If you wondered why Billy's dad doesn't seem a little more concerned that his son is keeping...

Mama

Mama is a worrier. Whenever Billy heads out hunting or wants to do something new—you know,...

Rainie and Rubin

These Pritchard boys are bad news. They nag Billy into the fateful ghost-coon hunting trip; they...

Sisters

Quick: name Billy's sisters.Ha, ha! Trick question. You can't do it, because Billy never names...