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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One day when Mrs. Vinegar was sweeping , she swept so hard that the little old door of the cottage fell down . She was frightened . She ran out into the field and cried , “ John ! John ! The house is falling down .
Chicken Little was in the woods one day when an acorn fell on her head . It scared her so much she trembled all over . She shook so hard , half her feathers fell out . " Help ! Help ! ” she cried . “ The sky is falling !
“ ' I saw it with my own eyes , and heard it with my own ears , and part of it fell on my head , ” Chicken Little said . “ Goodness ! ” squawked Goosey Loosey . " Then I'd better run with you . ” And they all ran in great fright across ...
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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