Name: Mart Belden
Birthday: June 1
Blue eyes, freckles and a blonde crew cut.
Mart is eleven months older than Trixie, and looks enough like her to be her
twin. Mart keeps his blonde hair cut short to avoid the curls that both
Trixie and their younger brother, Bobby have.
Mart has a love for big and difficult words and
often uses them to impress his friends and bewilder his sister.
Occasionally, he uses these terms in the wrong context and Trixie delights in
Mart is knowledgeable and may occasionally have an
air of arrogance when speaking, but his friends know him too well to think so.
Diana is very impressed by how smart he is and looks up to him. Mart is
grateful for the attention of one of the prettiest girls in the school, and they
share a special friendship. He is like Trixie in that he becomes jealous
if Di pays attention to someone else, but she is usually quick to reassure him
of her preference for him.
Mart delights in teasing Trixie and he struggles to
play the older brother role to her, but she never quite accepts him as such.
Mart knows his sister's quick temper only too well, and his teasing often pushes
her over the edge which he quickly regrets. He calls her Beatrix and she
retaliates by calling him her twin, but they often confide in each other and
defend each other when the need arises.
Like Trixie, Mart can be impulsive and has his own
sense of logic when it comes to solving mysteries or thinking through ideas.
However, it is Trixie who often comes to his rescue and understands him the
Mart has a love of the land and the farm where he
has grown up. He loves to work with his hand and he plans to major in
agriculture and work at Jim's school for underprivileged boys after he
Mart, like Trixie, has weaknesses and flaws, and
his relationship with Trixie is one anyone with a close sibling can relate to.