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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Tommy Chickadee brought Rusty Robin , who had a broken wing and had not been able to fly south for the winter . Billy Chipmunk brought Chatter - Chee , a lame squirrel , whom he had invited to share his hole for a few months , and Molly ...
He went and looked among some things that were hanging on the wall , and brought back an old cloak . “ Here , ” he said , “ though it's a worn - out old thing , it will do to wrap him up in . " The woman looked at the cloak , then at ...
But they could not stay long at Elim , for they had used up all the food they had brought with them out of Egypt . They had to go on farther in the hope of finding something they could eat . But when they had left the oasis , all that ...
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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