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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I am a magician . Put me in the water and let me go . ” “ You need not make so many words about the matter , ” said the man . “ I wish to have nothing to do with a fish that can talk . ” Then he removed it from his hook and put it back ...
But now that they were out in the world , they could no longer talk with God freely , as before . So when they came to God , they built an altar of stones heaped up , and upon it they laid something as a gift to God , and burned it ...
“ ' Lots of people act well , ' answered the Miller , “ but very few people talk well , which shows that talking is much the more difficult thing of the two , and much the finer thing also . ' And he looked sternly across the table at ...
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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