The Book of Virtues

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Simon and Schuster, 2010 M05 11 - 832 pages
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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.

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Review: The Book of Virtues: A Treasury of Great Moral Stories

User Review  - Bre Cregor - Goodreads

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

Review: The Book of Virtues: A Treasury of Great Moral Stories

User Review  - Mandy - Goodreads

Every family should own this book! Amazing collection of moral stories, fables, stories from American history, poems, etc. Love it! Read full review

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Dr. William J. Bennett is one of America’s most influential and respected voices on cultural, political, and educational issues. Host of The Bill Bennett Show podcast, he is also the Washington Fellow of the American Strategy Group. He is the author and editor of more than twenty-five books. Dr. Bennett served as the secretary of education and chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities under President Ronald Reagan and as director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy under President George Herbert Walker Bush.

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