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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Happy hearts and happy faces , Happy play in grassy places , That was how , in ancient ages , Children grew to kings and sages . But the unkind and the unruly , And the sort who eat unduly , They must never hope for gloryTheirs is quite ...
Now , all Pleases , to be kept strong and happy , should be taken out of the mouth very often , so they can get air . They are like little fish in a bowl , you know , that come popping up to the top of the water to breathe .
And if they are true , then I further affirm that he who desires to be happy must pursue and practice temperance and run away from intemperance as fast as his legs will carry him : he had better order his ...
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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