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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The palace of the Sun stood reared on lofty columns , glittering with gold and precious stones , while polished ivory formed the ceilings , and silver the doors . Upon the walls Vulcan had represented earth , sea , and skies with their ...
The Spartans stood fast , but one by one they fell . When their spears broke , they stood side by side , fighting with swords or daggers or only their fists . All day long they kept the Persian army at bay . But when the sun went down ...
He saw the same children , the same toys stood upon the table , and among them the pretty dancing maiden , who still stood upon one leg . She too was steadfast . That touched the Tin Soldier's heart . He could have wept tin tears ...
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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