The Book Of Virtues For Young People: A Treasury Of Great Moral Stories William J. Bennett

ISBN: 9780382249235

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The Book Of Virtues For Young People: A Treasury Of Great Moral Stories  by  William J. Bennett

The Book Of Virtues For Young People: A Treasury Of Great Moral Stories by William J. Bennett
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Oh. That was my reaction once I finally got around to cracking this tome open. It turns out this book is not what I was thinking it was going to be. Based on the title, I was expecting real, true stories that illustrated great moral truths. Ya know, like the guy who was honest about the clerk giving him too much change, even though he didnt know how he was going to feed his family that night, and then because of his honesty, the store manager offers him a job, and hes able to feed his family forever, etc.

That kind of thing. But no, this is a book of fables, nursery rhymes, popular myths (okay, some of it is true), that are the kind of thing parents repeat to their children to scare them into obedience. Not exactly inspiring.Actually, in my skimming I came across a poem my mom had me memorize as a child. Its called (I believe) Little Orphan Annie and is about the help (Annie) who tells the children how The goblins will get you, if you dont watch out! and how other children were disrespectful to their elders or didnt keep their rooms clean or whatever, and were snatched away by demonic goblins in the night.

I thought that was a good illustration of the purposes of this book.Granted, its large enough that theres bound to be some worthwhile material in it. But not too much. I recommend getting your inspiration elsewhere.



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