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Stirling Howard is the close friend of Kit Kittredge.

Personality and Facts

Stirling first appears in Meet Kit when he moves into Kit's house with his mother. He is blond with watery grey eyes and very small, short, and skinny for his age with a low husky voice.

He is originally perceived as a timid child who is constantly sheltered under his mother's wing due to his extreme allergies. However, Kit and Ruthie soon discover that he has many similar interests and he becomes more independent from his mother.

Stirling is an excellent artist and frequently adds drawings to Kit's homemade newspapers. Stirling is also a fan of the Cincinnati Reds and Schnozz like Kit is.

He is also described as hiding surprising strength.

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 Home Run

Kit's Tree House

Kit's Winning Ways

Kit Uses Her Head

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 Kit Kittredge: An American Girl

Sterling's full name is stated in the movie as Stirling Howard IV, implying that his father's name is also Sterling.

He is played by Zach Mills.


  1. This is only stated in Kit Kittredge: An American Girl.