The Book of Virtues for Young People: A Treasury of Great Moral Stories
The Book of Virtues for Young People is a treasury of timeless stories, poems, and fables selected from William J. Bennett's national best-seller, The Book of Virtues, that teaches young people the importance of incorporating virtues in one's daily life.
The collection, which also includes new material,...more
The Book of Virtues is a very large collection of interesting fiction, non-fiction, children's poems, Greek myth, biblical stories, inspiring speeches once given, historical figures' journal entries, tall tales and such. They are loosely compiled according to the "virtue" they posses. This is just the kind of thing I love: Things that are fanciful and thought provoking. Over the course of ...more
Perhaps some gro ...more
The Sin of Omission by Margaret E. Sangster
It isn't the thing you do, dear,
Its the thing you leave undone
That gives you a bit of a heartache
At setting of the sun.
The tender work forgotten,
The le ...more
I probably only read a quarter of the book so far, but glimpsed at most of it. Some stories are familiar -- the velveteen rabbit or the boy who cried wolf, others are more obscure and come from non-western cultures.
There is a charm in reading chil ...more
The stories come from far and wide, featuring the mighty Genghis Khan to ...more
I would venture to say that many (most?) people who grew up in the 70s, 80s, and 90s won't know many of the stories contained here. So the kids growing up today won't have a clue. That's a shame.
This is not really a sit-down-and-read-all-the-way-through book, but one that's better for fireside readings where you talk it over afterwards, because the stories contain lessons that are timeless and true for everyone. This book inspired me t ...more
Even though I was only able to read the first two chapters, I can say that it is a great book. It is truly meant not only for a children's treasury, but also for teen and adults. The morals are well expressed in the strories, poems, and discourses. Plus, the printing quality was also good. The book is awfully heavy, by the way.
Actually I found a hardbound copy o ...more
Se podría decir que el autor aporta poco, y eso le resta valor al concepto en sí, sin embargo es un libro que aporta mucho por si solo, ya que como el autor menciona, es un libro de apoyo, que auxilia a los padres en la ardua labor educativa con ejemplos claros y prácticos sobre temas fundamentales para la vida y alcanzar la felicidad.
Es bello recordar los cuentos que nos contaban de pequeños, y recordar sus moralejas.
I think to myself, do they REALIZE that they just asked me to teach them about honesty, self-discipline, friendship, gratitude? I finally had to return this to my mom because we've had it for so long, but I'll be watching for it at a bargain price so I can have my own ...more