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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Early in the morning he had started off , lippity , clippity , down the little brown path that lay in front of his house and led to Farmer Dwyer's corn patch . The path was all covered with shiny red leaves .
But the next morning when Bobby woke up to hear the churchbells pealing , and he remembered he had seven whole days before him of not having a thing in the world to do , he decided he'd made the wisest of all possible wishes .
“ Early in the morning we will give them each a loaf of bread , and we will lead them into the forest where it is thickest , and leave them alone . They will never find their way home again , and will have to learn to fend for ...
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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