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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Phoebus , when he saw the Earth beginning to glow , and the Moon preparing to retire , ordered the Hours to harness the horses . They obeyed , and led the steeds from the lofty stalls , well fed with rich ambrosia .
When the unhappy Phaeton looked down upon the earth , now spreading in the vast expanse beneath him , he grew pale , and his knees shook with terror . In spite of the glare all around him , the sight of his eyes grew dim .
and all the people , wicked as they had been , were drowned in the great sea that now rolled over all the earth where men had lived . And all the animals , the tame animals — cattle and sheep and oxenwere drowned ; and the wild animals ...
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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