This category had me stumped for a while. Unfortunately Captain Von Trapp from The Sound of Music isn't strictly fictional, so my choice today is Mr Banks from Mary Poppins. I never liked him much in the film adaptation when I was younger, but watching Saving Mr Banks earlier this year completely changed my opinion of him, and gave me a new found respect for all that he represents.
Who's your favourite fictional father? Join in the #bookaday conversation over on Twitter!
Check out my film review of Saving Mr Banks here, and click here to have a look at my other #bookaday choices!