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Margaret Kittredge is the mother of Kit Kittredge. Kit refers to her as "Mother".

Family

Personality and Facts

Kit's mother who takes care of her family and their home with strength and determination. Kit's mother is clever just as Kit is and brainstormed the whole idea to take in boarders into the Kittredge's home. Kit's mother doesn't seem to have living parents as it is mentioned that Uncle Hendrick is her only surviving relative and the stories imply that her mother isn't alive. Uncle Hendrick is wealthy, hinting that Margaret may have grown up in a wealthy household, and often calls upon Kit's mother for "care".

Kit's mother decorated Kit's room pink, as she felt it would be a girl's dream room, suggesting that she is a little more "flouncy" than her daughter. Kit's mother likes everything "just so", especially when she hosts her garden club at her home. Mother almost never scolded Kit before the Depression began to affect their household.

Kit's mother is very concerned about her status, and has a lot of pride like Kit does. This was especially evident when Aunt Millie came to stay, bringing her "country ways" to the Kittredge's home. Kit's mother felt that Aunt Millie was taking over her home. She also thinks that it is a countrified thing to call Aunt Millie as such--as she is not a biological aunt--and prefers to call her Miss Mildred.

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 Uses Her Head

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

Margaret was portrayed differently in her film depiction; she was not as prim and proper, and carried over most of the roles Aunt Millie did in the books since Aunt Millie is not included in the cast. She isn't as hesitant about taking on odd jobs to get by, such as selling eggs and taking in boarders.

She is portrayed by Julia Ormond.

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