the Broke and the Bookish is a Father's Day freebie. Since I did a list of 10 Memorable Fictional Mothers back in May I thought I'd do a similar list which just focuses on fathers for Father's Day.
2. Frank Gilbreth from Cheaper by the Dozen by Frank Gilbreth Jr. and Ernestine Gilbreth Carey - While Frank Gilbreth isn't exactly a fictional character he is definitely incredibly larger than life and memorable. He's brilliant and devoted to his children but not too worried about using them in his motion study experiments.
3. Pa from The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain - On the opposite end of the Father of the Year bar is Huck Finn's father who is really just pretty awful and no good.
4. Sully from Any Day Now by Robyn Carr - While Sully isn't Sierra's actual father he is the closest thing she's had to a father and watching their relationship develop was one of my favorite things about this book.
5. Fritz Hudson from The Last Chance Matinee by Mariah Stewart - Fritz isn't actually in this book as he's been dead several months before the beginning but his presence is huge both because of his final requests and from his secrets that his daughters are just now discovering.
7. Poseidon from The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan - Because he's Poseidon and it's hard to get more memorable than that!
8. Mr. Murry from Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle - Mr. Murry isn't the biggest personality but his presence is so vital to the book and he seems so caring and smart.
9. Mr. Melendy from The Saturdays by Elizabeth Enright - The Melendys are one of my very favorite fictional families and Mr. Melendy is one of the best. He's not around all that much - especially when they move to the country but he's always ready to play a game or join in the fun but is still most definitely the authority figure!
10. Pa Ingals from Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingals Wilder - Pa is kind of the fun parent in these books always ready with a treat or a funny story though if I was Ma Ingals I'd be less than thrilled with being drug across prairies just as I finally got windows in my house!
Who are your most memorable fathers?