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Peter’s younger sister appears first as a newborn whom Peter reluctantly accepts. As a young girl, she’s capable, enthusiastic and caring. A great friend to shy Louie, she brings him out of his shell and joins him for adventures.


Willie is a dachshund with a mind of his own. He is Peter’s loyal and protective friend, yet he’s frisky enough to chase other kid’s pets, even when it means ruining the plans of his beloved Peter.


Roberto gets along with girls—he is friends with Amy, and puts on a puppet show with Susie—and has a rich inner life. He can brag with the rest of the boys, but he’s kind and surprisingly sensitive.


Archie is Peter’s best friend and Ezra’s favorite character. He’s a resourceful problem solver with a cool head and a quick wit. He’s funny and unpredictable, yet absolutely dependable in a crisis. With Archie, you can look at the clever boy and see the good man he will become.

Archie’s Cat

This tuxedo cat is a stray that adopts Archie by following him around and getting in the way. It upends Archie and Peter’s attempts to put on a show, but Archie figures out that its motive was affection, not malice. But a cat lives on its own terms, and this one goes to the pet […]


Peter likes Amy, and says so to his mother. How does Amy feel? Well, after Peter knocks her down and makes her cry, she comes to his birthday party anyway with a special present—she’s trained her parrot, Pepe, to say happy birthday! Amy has the courage to be herself, a girl with whom boys can […]


The central figure in Ezra’s “neighborhood books,” Peter is unforgettable as a sweet little boy in a red snowsuit playing in the snow. He grows up to be a regular kid, coming to terms with a new baby sister and hanging out with his dog and his friends. While Peter is bright, imaginative and fun-loving, […]