This Father’s Day, Hachette books has decided to pay tribute to dads in their own way. The Dads and Grads book giveaway pack includes a set of eight books of selected works of fiction and non fiction all with Fatherhood as the main theme.
The Nine Lessons By Kevin Milne
Do-Over! By Robin Hemley
The Man’s Book By Thomas Fink
BoneMan’s Daughters By Ted Dekker
An Honorable German By Charles McCain
The Richest Man in Town By W. Randall Jones
Lincoln on Leadership By Donald Phillips
Outliers By Malcolm Gladwell
Win the Dads and Grads giveaway. To
the contest, simply tell us who is best father figure or role model in a kid’s book and why. Send in your answers using the comment
below. Last date for entries is June 25, 2009.
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Contest Update: The contest is closed. See the winner’s page.
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Pa Ingalls in the Little House books.
Charlie in the Twilight Series
The father in the Ramona books by Beverly Cleary. He just seems like a real dad, involved and caring.
Little House on the Prarie-The father. He seemed like a God-
fearing down to earth genuine
The father in The Historian.
i want to win
I swear Im trying to think of someone besides Charles Ingalls from the Laura Ingalls Wilder books (my favorites growing up) but I cant.
Maybe the Stuart Little dad?
the father in Spencer’s Mountain
Chalie father of Bella in Twilight.
Charlie in Twlight.
Mr. March in Little Women. You never saw the guy!
The dad in Dr. Seuss’ classic “Hop on Pop” was my first literary father figure and remains my favorite to this day. Hey, he taught me how to rhyme!
The only one I can think of is the father in Little House on The Prairie.
i would love to win this prize, thank you
Charlie – Bella’s dad in Twilight.
Papa Bear from The Berenstain Bears series is a great role model because he’s always present. Not always making the best choices, but always there.
Rhett Butler of Gone With the Wind stands out in my mind as a loving, devoted father. His heartbreak over losing his precious daughter rings true…
The grandfather in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.
Charles Ingalls in Little HOuse on the Prairie. He does anything he can to take care of his children, with no complaints, and is affectionate and cheerful too.
I like Mr. Welsely in the Harry Potter series.
Atticus finch in To Kill a Mockingbird.
The father in To Kill a Mockingbird demonstrated how to be a good human being to his daughter. So I’ll say Atticus Finch .
Charles Ingalls because he was caring, loving and devoted to his family.
How about Carson Drew from Nancy Drew.
Definitely Atticus Finch in To Kill A Mockingbird!
Charles Ingalls because he was caring and devoted to his family.
Would have to be Atticus Finch in To Kill A Mockingbird just an amazing character.
Charlie in the Twilight Series
I would love this
The other day my daughter and I read Mr. Peabody’s Apples. Mr. Peabody was a great role model because he taught one of his players a great lesson about spreading rumors.
Richard Russo writes fathers well, both good and bad. I’d pick Sully, or at least some of Sully, as a father role model for older or grown kids.
Gotta go with charlie in twilight
Charles Ingalls seemed like a caring Dad
Atticus Finch from “To Kill a Mockingbird”
That’s a tough one! What about Guess How Much I Love You? I think that’s a Daddy rabbit in there…. ?
How about the Dad in Brooke Shields new book, “It’s the Best day Ever, Dad?” The book portrays a really fine relationship between dad and daughter.
I am going to have to go with Charles Ingalls from the Little House series, too. He’s the best book dad I can recall.
Would Gordon count, in the Sesame Street books? How about the father in Marc Brown’s ‘Arthur’ series? I still think it’s a tie between “Cliff Huxtable” (Bill Cosby) on “The Cosby Show” and “Andy Taylor” (Andy Griffith) on “The Andy Griffith Show”, though, if you’re considering important role models in the past who weren’t exactly “in print”.
I really liked the dad from Stuart Little. Mr. Frederick Little was a family man and was very caring and understanding.
I’d have to say the character of “Lazarus Long” created by Robert Heinlein. NOT a prudish individual, definitely competent and one to learn survival skills from. An old-fashioned gentleman with a “no suffering fools gladly” attitude. Anyone who lives to be 2300 years old WILL have learned a few things.
I have to go with the father in We’re going on a Bear Hunt that takes his 4 children on a pretend bear hunt.
Aslan in The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe is a great Role Model!
Charles Ingalls, a very caring person
The father in the Arthur books (like the kids cartoon) 🙂
Charles Ingalls comes to mind first.
the little house series..charles ingalls was the best father figure because he was so understanding and made sure he taught his kids morals 🙂
Well, I have to agree that Charles Ingalls was a very devoted father even if he did move the family a lot.
Little house on the prairie books – Charles Ingalls was a loving father.
I’d have to say “Pa” in the Laura Ingalls Wilder books.
I would say Pa Ingalls, too. I also liked the father on the Waltons. Thanks for having the contest!
The fater in To Kill A Mockingbird because he taught his children very important lessions.
Charles Ingalls Little House on Praire
The best father figure in a kid’s book is Atticus from To Kill A Mockingbird because he was kind and wise.