Scooter is one of the happiest and most playful neighbors of the meadow. Scooter always has time to talk to friends and is certain to have a good, long story to tell also.
Carli, the faithful and loyal dog of Farmer Ellwood, guards the farm to keep the neighbors safe from danger and all the unwelcome trespassers out. Enforcing the rules is a difficult job, but Carli is happy to do it because she loves the neighbors of the meadow and wants to keep them safe and protected.
Katie and Chrissy Crane
Katie Crane lives down by the waters of one of the best fishing spots in the meadow. Like her cousin Chrissy, Katie is an excellent fish catcher and enjoys singing her favorite songs. Chrissy Crane is originally from Australia. She recently arrived in the meadow to take a vacation and relax while visiting her cousin Katie. Chrissy loves to fish and sing her favorite songs. Katie is on the left and Chrissy on the right.
Rita lives with her babies and their father in their nest in a large Elm tree. Rita’s morning and evening songs provide the neighbors of the meadow with peaceful music when they arise and go to sleep each day.
Darla Duck and her Baby Ducklings
Darla Duck lives by the pond in a nest under the cattails with her six little yellow baby ducklings. Her four girl ducklings are named Dahlia, Dinah, Dolly, and Danielle. Her two boy ducklings are named David and Donny. Darla’s baby ducklings are still learning the importance of minding their mother and need close watching.
Grandma Dawna, Dalty, and Laney
Grandma Dawna is the grandmother of Madie’s two cousins Dalty and Laney, and is also Madie’s great aunt. She lives in the meadow near Madie, but Dalty and Laney live in a distant meadow with their mother. They are a little older than Madie but she still enjoys spending time with them whenever they come to visit their grandma in the meadow.
Madie loves her Grandma Mimi very much and always looks forward to spending time together with her. Unfortunately, Grandma Mimi cannot visit Madie as often as she would like her to, because she lives in a meadow far away and it is a long way to travel.
Paddy Owl, originally from Ireland, is perhaps the wisest and most knowledgeable neighbor in the meadow. When faced with a problem, everyone seeks Paddy’s advice and guidance. He lives in his home in a large Oak tree on the north side of the meadow where the fields are large and covered in deep green grass.
Mr. Earl the squirrel is one of the eldest and most beloved neighbors in the meadow. His eyesight is very poor now so he must wear a thick pair of eyeglasses to see well enough to get around and to gather his food.
Madie with her Momma and Poppa
Madie lives in the meadow with her Momma and Poppa who love her very much. They have taught her to respect her elders and community, pray and give thanks to God, and to be wise in the Word of God.
Welcome to the Characters page. Please simply scroll down the page to meet these fifteen neighbors of the meadow. There are a few more characters in the book that are not introduced here; so, you’ll have to wait to meet them.