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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Each morning the old woman visited the stable and cried , “ Stick out your finger , little boy , so I can feel it and tell if you are fat enough to eat . Hansel , however , would hold out a little chicken bone , and the old woman ...
“ I've tried and I've tried , but I can't seem to reach the stars down here , ” she cried . “ If you don't help me , I'll never find any to play with . ” The fairies all whispered together . Finally one of them crept up and took her by ...
cried all the suitors , and they lined up to try their strength . The first took the bow in his hands , and struggled long to bend it . Then , losing patience , he threw it on the ground and strode away . “ None but a giant can string a ...
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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