Book of Virtues
William J. Bennett
Simon and Schuster, Nov 1, 1993 - Education - 831 pages
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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - gaillamontagne - LibraryThing
(6 hours) I bought the cassett version at a thrift store and it was the edited version. This book was extremely enteraining. Bennett wants to communicate the value of positive character traits from ... Read full review
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As a gift when I was a child, I was slightly offended to receive this book, feeling my reading level was much advanced from "for Young People" books, but honestly, this would be something I gave to ... Read full review