• Victor Vollmer/ "Little Man"- Stuttering 11-year-old boy who takes on a new responsibility his friends paper route, and is intrigued by all the new things happening in the neighborhood around him.
  • Mam - Protective housekeeper who goes through great lengths to make sure "Little Man" is treated right.
  • Arthur "Rat" - Little Man's friend whose paper route he is covering for.
  • Ara T - A Junk Man who causes trouble for "Little Man" and Mam.
  • Mrs. Worthington - Depressed woman who turns to alcohol quite frequently.
  • Mr. Spiro - Intelligent traveler who has patience and helps little man understand things that he is intrigued about.

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