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Jack Kittredge is the father of Kit Kittredge; she refers to him as "Dad".


Personality and Facts

Jack used to run a car dealership, but with the Depression he has since lost his job. This is partially because he did not fire any of his employees and used his own savings to pay their salaries until the dealership was closed. However, in Danger at the Zoo, Mr. Kittredge finds a summer job at the local airport. In Changes for Kit, he worked under one of President Roosevelt's programs, the Civil Works Administration.

Jack was raised by Aunt Millie and her husband Uncle Birch after his parents died when he was young. They were the only family that Jack knew; this implies his parents died when he was very young. In college he was a baseball star. It was also established in Meet Kit that he fought in World War I, as he once learned the song Pack Up Your Troubles in Your Old Kit-Bag while in service, which became the basis for his daughter's nickname.

In The Books

Meet Kit: An American Girl

Kit Learns a Lesson: A School Story

Kit's Surprise: A Christmas Story

Happy Birthday, Kit!: A Springtime Story

Kit Saves The Day: A Summer Story

Changes for Kit: A Winter Story

Kit's Tree House

Really Truly Ruthie

Danger at the Zoo

A Thief in the Theater

Missing Grace

Intruders at Rivermead Manor

The Jazzman's Trumpet

Full Speed Ahead: My Journey with Kit

In The Film

Early in the film, Kit's father goes to Chicago to try to find a new job. He comes back very close to the end of the film, just in time to see the editor of the paper come and tell Kit that she has been published.

He is played by Chris O'Donnell.

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