Children's Book of Virtues


Author: William J. Bennett,Michael Hague
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 068481353X
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 111
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A collection of stories and poems presented to teach virtues, including compassion, courage, honesty, friendship, and faith.

Book of Virtues


Author: William J. Bennett
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0671683063
Category: Education
Page: 831
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A senior editor of National Review and leading conservative spokesperson provides commentary to accompany this anthology of character-building stories from history, the Bible, and such poets as Frost and Angelou. 60,000 first printing. National ad/promo. Tour.

The Children's Treasury of Virtues


Author: William John Bennett,Michael Hague
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0743211367
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 333
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A timeless celebration of the virtues of courage, perseverance, responsibility, faith, honesty, and compassion, this beautifully illustrated single volume combines the wisdom of Bennett's three bestselling children's classics. 375 watercolor illustrations throughout.

The Children's Book of Heroes


Author: William J. Bennett
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
ISBN: 9780684834450
Category: Fiction
Page: 112
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William Bennett and Michael Hague, the team that brought us the national bestseller The Children's Book of Virtues, have once again collaborated to create The Children's Book of Heroes, a beautifully illustrated celebration of heroic deeds, both real and fictional, that will delight and inspire millions of young children and their parents. "We all need a hero or two to help us stand fast and think right," says William J. Bennett, author of The Book of Virtues, the #1 bestseller that millions of American families turn to for moral inspiration. With excerpts chosen for young children, this new treasury presents splendid tales of the valor and indomitable spirit that are a lasting testament to our cherished values. Jackie Robinson stands fast on the playing field -- and his strength of character inspires a nation. David slays Goliath -- and his faith and bravery give hope to underdogs everywhere. A little boy goes in search of an angel -- and finds one who guards him day and night: his own mother. From Abraham Lincoln and Mother Teresa to warriors on the battlefield, real moms and dads, and even young girls and boys, here are worthy and heroic figures all kids can look up to and emulate. The Children's Book of Heroes is a celebration of the endurance, sacrifice, courage, and compassion that characterize truly heroic deeds.

Children of Blood and Bone

Goldener Zorn
Author: Tomi Adeyemi
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 3104909962
Category: Fiction
Page: 94
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Sie töteten meine Mutter. Sie raubten uns die Magie. Sie zwangen uns in den Staub. Jetzt erheben wir uns. Zélies Welt war einst voller Magie. Flammentänzer spielten mit dem Feuer, Geistwandler schufen schillernde Träume, und Seelenfänger wie Zélies Mutter wachten über Leben und Tod. Bis zu der Nacht, als ihre Kräfte versiegten und der machthungrige König von Orïsha jeden einzelnen Magier töten ließ. Die Blutnacht beraubte Zélie ihrer Mutter und nahm einem ganzen Volk die Hoffnung. Jetzt hat Zélie eine einzige Chance, die Magie nach Orïsha zurückzuholen. Ihre Mission führt sie über dunkle Pfade, wo rachedurstige Geister lauern, und durch glühende Wüsten, die ihr alles abverlangen. Dabei muss sie ihren Feinden immer einen Schritt voraus sein. Besonders dem Kronprinzen, der mit allen Mitteln verhindern will, dass die Magie je wieder zurückkehrt ... Der internationale Bestseller! Große Kinoverfilmung bereits in Arbeit bei Fox 2000 (»Twilight«, »Das Schicksal ist ein mieser Verräter«)

The Book of Virtues


Author: William J. Bennett
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781439126257
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 832
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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.

Die kleinen Tugenden


Author: Natalia Ginzburg
Publisher: Verlag Klaus Wagenbach
ISBN: 3803142113
Category: Fiction
Page: 160
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Wie es zugeht unter Leuten, die sich gernhaben, aber in schwierigen Zeiten leben. Diese Texte gehören zum Persönlichsten, was Natalia Ginzburg je geschrieben hat: Die Autorin hat sie unverändert und unkorrigiert in diesem Band zusammengestellt, der so die Entwicklung ihres Stils zeigt und durch für sie prägende Lebenssituationen und -erfahrungen führt: die Verbannung in das abruzzesische Bergdorf, die mit der Ermordung ihres Mannes Leone durch die Nazis in Rom endet; die verzweifelte Zeit nach der Befreiung, ihre Freundschaft zu Cesare Pavese, wie Leone Ginzburg Mitbegründer des Turiner Einaudi Verlags; ihr Leben mit dem Anglistikprofessor Gabriel Baldini und ihre Zeit mit ihm in England. Die elf Erzählungen und autobiografischen Betrachtungen aus den Jahren 1945 bis 1961, die in Italien unter dem Titel »Le piccole virtù« 1962 erschienen.

A Child's First Book of Virtues


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781565073296
Category: Children's literature, American
Page: 124
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A collection of over 100 short stories and rhymes that illustrate the virtues of generosity, honesty, compassion, loyalty, and others.

Cavaliersreise. Die Bekenntnisse eines Gentlemans


Author: Mackenzi Lee
Publisher: Königskinder
ISBN: 3646929596
Category: Fiction
Page: 496
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Die Bekenntnisse eines Gentlemans Gibt es ein abschreckenderes Beispiel für junge Bildungsreisende als Sir Henry Montague? Nach Montys Cavaliersreise wird der englische Adel seine Sprösslinge bestimmt nie wieder auf den Kontinent schicken. Irgendwie ist er immer in eine Tändelei verwickelt. Oder betrunken. Oder zur falschen Zeit am falschen Ort. Nackt! Kein gutes Vorbild für seine Reisegefährten, weder für seine kleine Schwester Felicity, noch für seinen Jugendfreund Percy. Doch Monty will keinen Augenblick vergeuden, denn bald heißt es zurück zum gestrengen Herrn Vater und die Standespflichten wahrnehmen. Montys Unbesonnenheit aber bringt sie alle in unvorhergesehene Schwierigkeit und bald sind Wegelagerer und Piraten sein geringstes Problem. Nicht zuletzt seine unausgesprochene und unerfüllte Liebe zu Percy. Noch nie war das 18. Jahrhundert so geistreich, verwegen und charmant.

Die gesammelten Abenteuer von Peter Hase


Author: Beatrix Potter
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783257006629
Category:
Page: 77
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Moral Compass

Stories for a Life's Journey
Author: William J. Bennett
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0684803135
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 824
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Presents a selection of spiritually and morally uplifting literature, organized according to the stages on life's way

For the Love of Learning


Author: Jenny Sockey
Publisher: Xulon Press
ISBN: 1591601223
Category: Education
Page: 132
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Shiloh


Author: Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783423716208
Category:
Page: 156
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Tending the Heart of Virtue

How Classic Stories Awaken a Child's Moral Imagination
Author: Vigen Guroian
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780195152647
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 208
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We are made to face the unvarnished truth about ourselves, and what kind of people we want to be. Throughout, Guroian highlights the classical moral virtues such as courage, goodness, and honesty, especially as they are understood in traditional Christianity.

The Children's Book of Islam Part One


Author: M. Manazir Ahsan
Publisher: Kube Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 0860375897
Category: Religion
Page: 56
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Freakonomics

überraschende Antworten auf alltägliche Lebensfragen ; [warum wohnen Drogenhändler bei ihren Müttern? Führt mehr Polizei zu weniger Kriminalität? Sind Swimmingpools gefährlicher als Revolver? Macht gute Erziehung glücklich?]
Author: Steven D. Levitt,Stephen J. Dubner
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783442154517
Category:
Page: 411
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Sind Swimmingpools gefährlicher als Revolver? Warum betrügen Lehrer? Der preisgekrönte Wirtschaftswissenschaftler Steven D. Levitt kombiniert Statistiken, deren Zusammenführung und Gegenüberstellung auf den ersten Blick absurd erscheint, durch seine Analysetechnik aber zu zahlreichen Aha-Effekten führt. Ein äußerst unterhaltsamer Streifzug durch die Mysterien des Alltags, der uns schmunzeln lässt und stets über eindimensionales Denken hinausführt.

The Adventures of Mali & Keela

A Virtues Book for Children
Author: Jonathan Collins,Janice Healey,Jenny Cooper
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781932181524
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 144
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Mali and Keela embark on adventures in the South Seas that teach virtues including charity, determination, and trust.

Character Strengths and Virtues

A Handbook and Classification
Author: Christopher Peterson,Martin E. P. Seligman
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198037330
Category: Psychology
Page: 816
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"Character" has become a front-and-center topic in contemporary discourse, but this term does not have a fixed meaning. Character may be simply defined by what someone does not do, but a more active and thorough definition is necessary, one that addresses certain vital questions. Is character a singular characteristic of an individual, or is it composed of different aspects? Does character--however we define it--exist in degrees, or is it simply something one happens to have? How can character be developed? Can it be learned? Relatedly, can it be taught, and who might be the most effective teacher? What roles are played by family, schools, the media, religion, and the larger culture? This groundbreaking handbook of character strengths and virtues is the first progress report from a prestigious group of researchers who have undertaken the systematic classification and measurement of widely valued positive traits. They approach good character in terms of separate strengths-authenticity, persistence, kindness, gratitude, hope, humor, and so on-each of which exists in degrees. Character Strengths and Virtues classifies twenty-four specific strengths under six broad virtues that consistently emerge across history and culture: wisdom, courage, humanity, justice, temperance, and transcendence. Each strength is thoroughly examined in its own chapter, with special attention to its meaning, explanation, measurement, causes, correlates, consequences, and development across the life span, as well as to strategies for its deliberate cultivation. This book demands the attention of anyone interested in psychology and what it can teach about the good life.

Gender and the Interpretation of Classical Myth


Author: Lillian Doherty
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472502396
Category: History
Page: 160
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Myths reflect, reinforce, and sometimes subvert gender ideologies and so have an influence in the 'real world'. This is true in the present no less than when the Greek and Roman myths were created. The struggles to redefine gender roles and identities in our own time are inevitably reflected in our interpretations and retellings of these classical myths. Using the new lenses provided by gender studies and diverse forms of feminism, Lillian Doherty re-examines some of the major approaches to myth interpretation in the twentieth century: psychological, ritualist, 'charter', structuralist and folklorist. She also explores 'popular' uses of classical mythology - from television and comic books to the evocation of goddesses in Jungian psychology.