The Book of Virtues
Responsibility. Courage. Compassion. Honesty. Friendship. Persistence. Faith. Everyone recognizes these traits as essentials of good character. In order for our children to develop such traits, we have to offer them examples of good and bad, right and wrong. And the best places to find them are in great works of literature and exemplary stories from history.
William J. Bennett has collected hundreds of stories in The Book of Virtues, an instructive and inspiring anthology that will help children understand and develop character -- and help adults teach them. From the Bible to American history, from Greek mythology to English poetry, from fairy tales to modern fiction, these stories are a rich mine of moral literacy, a reliable moral reference point that will help anchor our children and ourselves in our culture, our history, and our traditions -- the sources of the ideals by which we wish to live our lives. Complete with instructive introductions and notes, The Book of Virtues is a book the whole family can read and enjoy -- and learn from -- together.
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He came in , first shaking off the snow , and lest he should leave marks on the floor he began wiping his feet . But as he did so he tottered and nearly fell . " Don't trouble to wipe your feet , ” said Martin .
He began to struggle , trying to free himself , but the old woman held on with both hands , knocked his cap off his head , and seized hold of his hair . The boy screamed and the old woman scolded . Martin dropped his awl , not waiting ...
He began to tell the story of the piece of string . They did not believe him . Everybody laughed . He went on , stopped by everyone , stopping everyone he knew , to tell his story over and over again , protesting , showing his pockets ...
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Every human whether Christian or not should have this book and read it, and reread it. Our children were raised hearing the stories from Bennet's Children's Book of Virtues at bedtime. We purchased ... Read full review
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Bennet should be given some kind of pretty lapel pin for compiling this book of some of the best stories humanity has recorded. Read full review