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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Presently the Horse came to him on Monday morning , with a saddle on his back and a bit in his mouth , and said , “ Camel , o Camel , come out and trot like the rest of us . " “ Humph ! ” said the Camel and the Horse went away and told ...
No , they never eat — just a bit of bread ; the rest is drink ! There used to come to that house a little Frenchman , with a yellow crow's - footed face ; not old either , about thirty . But his life had been hard - no one comes to ...
And all the animals , the tame animals — cattle and sheep and oxenwere drowned ; and the wild animals — lions and tigers and all the rest — were drowned also . Even the birds were drowned , for their nests in the trees were swept away ...
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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