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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He suddenly heard a voice , as if someone had breathed the word above his ear . He started from his sleep . “ Who's there ? ” he asked . He turned around and looked at the door ; no one was there . He called again . Then he heard quite ...
But while he drank his tea Martin kept looking out into the street . “ Are you expecting anyone ? " asked the visitor . “ Am I expecting anyone ? Well , now , I'm ashamed to tell you . It isn't that I really expect anyone , but I heard ...
“ ' 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