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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“ Oh , I hope nothing has happened to him , ” she said . “ He was so good and considerate . ' After waiting a short time she went to look for the beast . She ran hastily through all the apartments of the palace , but the beast was not ...
“ Does it happen all at once , like being wound up , ” he asked , “ or bit by bit ? ” “ It doesn't happen all at once , ” said the Skin Horse . ... He thought it would be a long time before this magic called Real happened to him .
Now come and tell me how you happened to fall into the hands of thieves . ” Pinocchio told faithfully all that had happened to him . When he had ended , the Fairy asked : “ What did you do with the four gold pieces ?
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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