Character Sketch

Seven-Day Magic by Edward Eager

I can show how Barnaby thinks, acts, speaks, and looks.

Barnaby's Thoughts

Barnaby is a very smart boy. He loves to read! So, as one could imagine, he has many thoughts. He's usually thinking about what book he's going to read next or studying for an upcoming test. He has many ideas and they're usually very good and can help people. "He knew many games, and could always think of something interesting to do." (11) Also, Barnaby, unlike some other characters in this book, thinks before he acts.

Barnaby's Actions

As I said, Barnaby thinks before he acts. So, he won't just blurt out a magical spell that could result in a dragon stealing his friend, unlike other characters in the book. He makes smart decisions about what to do and what not to do. His most popular action is probably reading, but he also likes to relax by the tree outside his public library or go for a bike ride on a sunny day. I mean, who wouldn't?!

Barnaby's Speech and Looks

Barnaby speaks very well and uses a lot of advanced vocabulary. He talks a lot though! However, it isn't always such a bad thing, since he usually has good things to share. Barnaby has short, brown hair and brown eyes. He dresses very proper, usually wearing a Polo with jeans.