Fairy Oak-Dockleaf-The Woodcutter: As Dockleaf is a woodcutter, Oak is terrified of him despite all the assurances of the citizens and fairies. But Dockleaf would never harm a tree. He knows them all, from east to west, north to south, and he has seen them born and grow. He loves and respects them. Nonetheless, he carries an axe hanging from his belt and all it takes is a ray of sunlight to make it glitter for a moment and Oak feels like fainting.
Fairy Oak-Mr. Berry: Love, Courage, and Far-Sightedness. Mr. Berry is Shirley’s mouse. Mr. Berry always stays with Shirley and looks after her day and night, like a babysitter. He always sits on her shoulder and, strange but true, he never stops looking at his tongue. He adores sugared blueberries and he eats whole boxes of them. Then he gives himself no peace because his tongue is always blue. But, watch out, when Mr. Berry’s tongue is blue it can also mean that the Enemy is near…
Fairy Oak-Vic Burdock: The Master of the Accounts. Vic is Grisam’s father, brother to Duff Burdock and husband to Martha. Unlike his brother Duff, Vic did not inherit magical powers and is an easy-going, good-natured Nonmagical. He is the owner of the sweet shop, where he sees to balancing the books.
Fairy Oak-The Spleenwort Family: A Rather Unpopular Family The Spleenwort family is one of the oldest in the region and Spleenwort men have succeeded one another as Mayor from one generation to the next. Minding other people’s business, therefore, has always been one of their principal tasks.