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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Her father tried to dissuade her from her purpose , but she insisted , and the next morning he mounted his horse and , with Beauty sitting behind him , he started for the beast's palace . They arrived late in the afternoon and rode down ...
“ There , sit down , my dear , near the stove . ... “ Sit down and eat , my dear , and I'll mind the baby . ... The woman crossed herself , and sitting down at the table began to eat , while Martin put the baby on the bed and sat down ...
But if thou wouldst love me , and have me for thy companion and playfellow , and let me sit by thee at table ... The next day , when the King's daughter was sitting at the table with the King and all the court , and eating from her ...
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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