Just in time for Father’s Day – the most captivating, supportive and protective fathers in literature!

Atticus Finch, To Kill A Mockingbird, by Harper Lee:  Not only did the fictional character profoundly impact the legal profession, he also showed his children how to be morally responsible in an unfair world.

Alex Murry, A Wrinkle in Time, by Madeleine L’Engle:  It’s cool to be a scientist, as proven by the physicist father of Meg and Charles.

Pa Ingalls, Little House on the Prairie, Laura Ingalls Wilder:  A true pioneer who could do everything from build a house by hand to provide for his family to keep them all safe in tumultuous times.

Carson Drew, the Nancy Drew mystery series, by Carolyn Keene:  A single father, he is supportive, encouraging and pushes his daughter towards independence.

The Man, The Road by Cormac McCarthy: The Man is the perfect parent in the aftermath of devastation.


Other Notable Dads:

Bob Cratchit, A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens

Mr. Bennet, Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen

Thomas Schell, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, by Jonathan Safran Foer

Arthur Weasley, the Harry Potter series, J.K. Rowling

Mr. March, Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

Jean Valjean, Les Miserables, by Victor Hugo