Woodelson is a lively little three year old who lives with is father, five brothers, and two sisters in the village of Galette Chambon. His father is a farmer, but he does not make enough money to support the whole family by himself. Woodelson’s mother died after giving birth to his baby brother last summer. His father has had a really hard time taking care of the family by himself. The grandparents try to help as much as they can, but they are very poor too. Woodelson has been looking forward to starting school when he turned three but his father could not afford to pay his tuition for him to start. He wants so badly to go to school, but he must have a sponsor to do so.