The Book of Virtues (Paperback)
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Short Description for The Book of Virtues Now available in paperback--William Bennett's #1 bestseller The Book of Virtues, a perfect holiday gift. "(Bennett's) narrative is literary and evocative and will help parents and children meet the challenges in the different stages of life".--The Boston Globe Books.
- Published: 23 September 1996
- Format: Paperback 832 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780684835778 ISBN 10: 0684835770
- Sales rank: 177,154
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Full description for 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.