In a world too often dominated by consumerism and social media, this book of stories collected by a father and grandfather team invites adults and children to read together. Featuring the six virtues of justice, humility, courage, compassion, freedom, and respect, these entertaining and easily understood stories from all over the world focus on what makes us truly human.
What a wonderful way to introduce and open a conversation on the essential elements of good character. Well done.
— Kathleen Turner
actor and activist
. . . a fresh and wonderful collection of classic stories from all over the world that teach us how to nurture the “kind-hearted virtues.”
— Betty Sue Flowers
Professor Emeritus, University of Texas at Austin
Former director, Johnson Presidential Library
I could have used these stories with my middle school students to complement the Greek and Roman myths. I’d read, listen and tell these stories in schools, places of worship, before bedtime or while I exercise. I’d email them to my friends and colleagues.
— Christie Vilsack
former first lady of Iowa
Senior Advisor for International Education
at the US Agency for International Development (USAID)
Hearing the voice of a trusted adult read this collection, a child could not help but engage in a dialogue about the heart and what makes us human.
— Vicki Goldsmith
former Iowa Teacher of the Year
Finalist, National Teacher of the Year
I can think of no better way to strengthen bonds with children than to read this wonderful book.
— Daniel Clay Dean
University of Iowa College of Education