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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They had carried the Boy out onto the balcony , wrapped in a shawl , and the little Rabbit lay tangled up among the bedclothes , thinking The Boy ... Everything was arranged , and now it only remained to carry out the doctor's orders .
So he huffed and he puffed and he blew the house down and carried the little pig off to his den . The second little pig that left the mother pig walked on and on until he met a man carrying a bundle of sticks , and the little pig said ...
Carry On ! Robert Service Here's another one best read out loud . It's easy to fight when everything's right , And you're mad with the thrill and the glory ; It's easy to cheer when victory's near , And wallow in fields that are gory .
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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