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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Come listen to me ; For Alice my wife , The plague of my life , Hath sent me to beg a gift of thee ! ” Then the fish came swimming to him and said , “ Well , what does she want ? ” “ Ah , ” answered the fisherman , “ my wife says that ...
“ Ah , ” replied the man very sorrowfully , “ my wife wants to live in a stone castle . ” “ Go home then , ” said the fish . “ She is at the castle already . " So away went the fisherman and found his wife standing before a great castle ...
When he had looked at her for a long time he said , “ Ah , wife , what a fine thing it is to be queen ! Now we shall never have anything more to wish for . " “ I don't know how that may be , ” said she . “ Never is a long time .
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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