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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She told the driver that she wasn't in the white section and she wasn't going to move . Blake knew the rules , though . He knew that the white section was wherever the driver said it was . If more white passengers got on the bus ...
The Boy Who Never Told a Lie An honest heart will always find friends . Once there was a little boy , With curly hair and pleasant eyeA boy who always told the truth , And never , never told a lie . And when he trotted off to school ...
They told him , “ Nothing . ” “ Who is in the court right now ? ” the king asked . It happened that at just that moment Haman had come to the palace to tell the king about the gallows he had had built for Mordecai .
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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