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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But once we cross the Rubicon into Italy , turning around is impossible . I must make the choice here . ... People from every town and village turned out to welcome the returning hero as he marched through the countryside .
The nutcrackers turned somersaults , and the pencil jumped about in a most amusing way . There was such a din that the canary woke and began to speak — and in verse , too . The only ones who did not move from their places were the Tin ...
And she turned and smiled upon him , and the star was shining . ... He grew to be a man , whose hair was turning gray , and he was sitting in his chair by the fireside , heavy with grief , and with his face bedewed with tears , when the ...
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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