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The Book of Virtues: A Treasury of Great Moral Stories
The Book of Virtues A Treasury of Great Moral Stories
Author: William J. Bennett (Editor)
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 ...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780671683061
ISBN-10: 0671683063
Publication Date: 11/1/1993
Pages: 832
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4 stars, based on 80 ratings
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Book Type: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 3
A collection of stories, fables, fiction, drama by well-known authors (like Aesop, Dickens, Tolstoy, Shakespeare) about how to live. Sections on self-discipline, compassion, responsibility, friendship, work, courage, perserverence, honesty, loyalty, faith. 818 pp. This is not a book you'll read cover to cover, but any particular piece you read will reward you--and your children--well. Bennett collected these specifically to help children understand and develop character and my husband and I enjoyed reading these with our sons.
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There are lots of stories and poems that I'd love to read aloud to my 2nd grade classes, but I don't know how many I will be able to read with a straight face. EXAMPLE:

John was a bad boy, and beat a poor cat
Tom put a stone in a blind man's hat,
James was the boy who neglected his prayers,
They've all grown up ugly, and nobody cares.

Unless we had a discussion about the nature of beauty and ugliness first, this may be teaching them something else other than virtue.
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Helpful Score: 2
A treasury of great moral stories. Parents will read them to their children, and find much inspiration in the pages for themselves.
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This book is a collection of stories - both fiction and non-fiction which have character traits as their theme. Self-Discipline; compassion, responsibility, friendship, work, courage, perseverance, honesty, loyalty and faith are the chapter titles.
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What a wealth of treasure is in these pages! Stories filled to the brim with character, life skills, and healthy lessons for all ages!
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One of my favorite children I know asked for this book. They just enjoyed the stories so much. This book has a little bit of everything from history to fairy tales. This is a rather thick book so the stories will last a long time.
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excellant book for teaching good character traits.


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