The following is a list of characters from The Ghost of Slappy in the order they are mentioned or appear.

This page contains spoilers! Do not read this before finishing the story.


Character Medium Description
Slappy the Dummy

Book Slappy is an evil ventriloquist dummy carved out of the wood of a cursed coffin. He comes to life when someone reads out the words “Karru Marri Odonna Loma Molonu Karrano”. He narrates the introduction and epilogue of this book. In the story, he terrorises a boy named Shep Mooney, who ends up killing him. Slappy then returns as a ghost.
Shep Mooney

Book The main protagonist of the book. He is terrified of ghosts, and always wears glasses. His full name is Shepard Mooney.
Patti Mooney

Book Shep's younger sister, nine years old. She wears glasses (like him), and has stringy black hair and a face as round as a pumpkin.
Mr. Hanson

Book Shep's teacher. His pupils call him 'Horrible Hanson', because he's a horror freak.
Carlos Jackson

Book Shep's best friend. He likes ghost and horror stories, unlike Shep.

Book A ghost who lives in Shep's basement, and scares him. It's revealed at the end she had to do a good deed, but doesn't perform it to Shep because he's always so rude to her. She wore an old-fashioned, dark plaid shirt, and a high-collared white blouse. She had copper-colored hair and large, blue eyes.
Mr and Mrs Mooney

Book Shep and Patti's parents.
The Bus Driver

Book A white-haired woman, who drives the coach to the camp. She helps prank Shep, by putting Slappy at the steering wheel.
Trevor Pincus

Book Shep's enemy. They used to be friends, until Shep accidentally broke Trevor's foot in soccer.
Courtney Levitt

Book A girl in Shep's class.
Maryjane Dewey

Book A girl Shep has a crush on. She has long, braided, black hair, green eyes and a terrific smile.
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