The Book of Virtues

The Book of Virtues

A Treasury of Great Moral Stories

Book - 1993
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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.

Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, c1993
ISBN: 9780671683061
Branch Call Number: 808.8038 BOO
Characteristics: 831 p. ; 25 cn,


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A patron review from the Adult Summer Game: "This is an anthology of short stories and poetry that can only be read piecemeal due to its size. Nonetheless it is an impressive range of literature dealing with virtues we all strive to model: responsibility, hard work, faith, courage, honesty, loyalty, self-discipline, and persistence."

Dec 02, 2010

this book is so amazing. full of meanings and values. Famous stories and poems about different virtues and basically life.
books is such an up lifter on a bad day. <3


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