Fairy Oak-Lilac Tomelilla: The Guide. She is the “Merlin”, the “Gandalf” of the story, the wise and expert guide, the upright and sage teacher, a reassuring presence and a good example. Her true name is Lillà of the Ways.
Fairy Oak-Adelaide Spleenwort: The Ogress. She does nothing but yell from morning until night, and with all those curlers in her hair and pheasant cream on her face, she even scares her husband. Perhaps this is why the Mayor is always in an ogrish mood. Lavender and Heather call her “Pheasant Face”.
Fairy Oak-Bernie Pollimon: The Painter. Bernie is Flox’s father, the one from whom Flox has inherited her love of colours, especially those of nature, and who has always encouraged her to express her own creativity and imagination.
Fairy Oak-Cherry Spleenwort: The Number One Pain in the Neck. Cherry is eleven, and she isn’t a witch. Luckily. Her name came down to her from Cherry-Violet Pimpernel, her great-great-great-great aunt and a witch who, one night, during a terrible storm, vanished into thin air taking with her the magic powers of the Spleenworts.
Fairy Oak-The Burdock Family: Vic and Martha Burdock live with their only son Grisam in a simple, strong and robust house. As it stands on the west side of the village, its walls are often exposed to ice-cold, strong winds and that’s why the Burdock’s forefathers made them so thick and the windows so small.