June 13, 2017

Favorite Fathers in Literature

Favorite Fathers in Literature

This Sunday is Father's Day. I've seen a number of lists over the years about the best (and worst) fathers in literature, but I prefer to focus on the best. I'm convinced I have the greatest father of all time. I hope everyone feels that way about their dad, but if not, I hope they have other men in their life they admire. I put together a list of some of my favorite fathers in literature, but I would love to hear what you think--who are your favorite fathers in literature? Who did I forget? Here is my list in no particular order:

Atticus Finch
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Bob Cratchit
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

Matthew Cuthbert
Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery

Arthur Weasley
The Harry Potter Series by J. K. Rowling

Thomas Schell
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer

William Danny
Danny the Champion of the World by Roald Dahl

Charles Ingalls
The Little House on the Prairie Series by Laura Ingalls Wilder

Otto Frank
The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank

Robert Quimby
The Ramona Series by Beverly Cleary

The Road by Cormac McCarthy

Hans Hubermann
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

The Man in the Yellow Hat
The Curious George Series by H. A. Rey

Papa Bear
The Berenstain Bears by Jan and Stan Berenstain

Mr. Penderwick
The Penderwick Series by Jeanne Birdsall

John Ames
Gilead by Marilynne Robinson

Calvin's Father
Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson

Honorable Mentions:

Uncle Tom
Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe

The Big Friendly Giant
The BFG by Roald Dahl

Christopher Robin
Winnie-the-Pooh by A. A. Milne

The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

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