Father Darcy Fielding is a cobbler and makes everything from clogs and boots to slippers and sandals. He is a very skilled craftsman, but he is also very shy and rarely says more than “Thank you, madam,” or “Ready next week, sir,” when Sylvanians come into his shop.
Mother Bridget Fielding is a great help to her husband. She not only buys all the shiny materials and colourful laces that he needs to make his fine shoes, but she also assists him with his many customers. The only problem with this is that she is very shy too and rarely speaks above a whisper. Sometimes she has to repeat herself three or four times before people realise that she’s even talking to them!
Brother Daniel Fielding is as intelligent as can be but it took his teachers a long time to discover this as he never says more than two words in class. It was only when he got top marks in every subject that they realised just how clever he was.
Sister Helen Fielding is as quiet as the rest of her family, except when it comes to netball. She walks out onto the netball court and begins to order everyone around as loudly as possible.