WIDDER MATILDA (MATTIE) SPARKS - A hearty, good-natured farm-wife of middle years who is the voice of reason.
GRAMMA TWIGGINS - Mattie's mother, an older woman with a quick wit and a sharp tongue. She puts on a cranky appearance, but is a kindly soul endowed with several decades of wisdom.
OL' GRANNY CREEPY - A curious and grotesque old lady who never speaks.
DRUSILLA PURSELY - A tight-lipped, nosy woman of 40. She is the town gossip, and makes it her business to meddle.
MRS. RICHLY VAN CARBUNKLE - An elegantly affected, self-centered woman in her forties.
FLOTILLA VAN CARBUNKLE - A short, squarely build young woman of 22. She is enthusiastic, but not very bright.
LABILIA VAN CARBUNKLE - A young lady of 23 who is the fail, sicky-sweet rich girl in contract to her sister.
THE WISHIN' TREE - Generally amiable, helpful and courteous. Uses a vocabulary of rustles, rattles, jingles and movements to portray the various moods of the tree.