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 hammered and shaped and fitted them to the horse's feet . Then he began to nail them on . But after he had fastened three shoes , he found he did not have enough nails for the fourth . " I need one or two more nails , ” he said ...
tween them all the poor little Rabbit was made to feel himself very insignificant and commonplace , and the only person who was kind to him at all was the Skin Horse . The Skin Horse had lived longer in the nursery than any of the ...
In the middle of the night he grew softly awake , and his heart was full of love for his black rocking horse . He crept gently out of bed : he would go and look at it where it was standing so grand and still in the next room , to make ...
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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