The Book of Virtues
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The Book of Virtues

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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.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 832 pages
  • 144 x 222 x 50mm | 961.61g
  • ATLANTIC BOOKS
  • Kent, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0684835770
  • 9780684835778
  • 123,603

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"Time" "[The Book of Virtues]" ought to be distributed, like an owner's manual, to new parents leaving the hospital.show more

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