10 Great Parent Models in Fiction Books and Film

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When I encountered this article mental_floss, I had to agree with Linda Rodriguez McRobbie, author of the item that dissects her top 10 best models of parenting in books and film. This article may be a great help for you parents with little time to think of what to introduce your growing child in the world of grown-up books and film.

1. Atticus Finch – To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
The widowed father of Jem and Scout, Atticus Finch is one of the great heroes of American literature […]

2. Alex and Kate Murry – A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle
A Wrinkle in Time was a sci-fi gift to all those nerdy kids out there for whom Star Trek hadn’t been invented yet […]

3. The Weasleys – Harry Potter series by JK Rowling
Who never heard of the Harry Potter books and film series has got to be kidding […]

4. Marmee – Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
Marmee is the glue that holds the Little Women together through the Civil War and their father’s long absence […]

5. Mr. and Mrs. Little – Stuart Little by EB White
Mr. and Mrs. Little are always on the look out for the good things in Stuart, right? […]

6. Ma and Pa Ingalls – Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder
This has got to be one of the best classics in American family life. I’m wondering if there’s a DVD set out there […]

7. Mr. and Mrs. Quimby – Ramona series by Beverly Cleary
Ramona Quimby, age 8, is a bit of a handful. Her imagination—and she’s got lots of it—often gets her into situations, like the time she went to school with her pajamas under her clothes because she was pretending to be a fireman […]

8. Carlisle and Esme Cullen – The Twilight Saga by Stephenie Meyer
OK, so they’re vampires. But they’re good vampires, with fabulous dress sense, lots of money, and consciences […]

9. Baloo the Bear, Bagheera the Blank Panther, and the wolves – The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling
Father Wolf and Mother Wolf raise the hairless man-cub Mowgli as one of their own […]

10. The Gilbreths – Cheaper By The Dozen by Frank Bunker Gilbreth, Jr., and Ernestine Gilbreth Carey
The Gilbreths were actual people, not fiction, and this charming book, published in 1948, is a biography written by their children […]

Read the entire article and Linda’s assessments at:

10 of the Best Parents in Fiction
by Linda Rodriguez McRobbie
October 10, 2010 – 9:00 AM
Source: mental_floss


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