From Library Journal
Another Book of Virtues (LJ 11/1/93)? No! A Call to Character is a 450-page collection of 217 stories, fables, and poems using the best of children's literature. The collection is rich and varied, divided into chapters of general characteristics, such as creativity, courage, generosity, compassion, adaptability, responsibility, love, and nine others. Greer and Kohl (Should We Burn Babar? New Pr., 1995) define each characteristic, relate it to the whole, and follow it with several selections of great reading for children and adults. The literature spans four centuries. Segments of King Lear are placed next to Ossie Davis's 1994 young adult novel, Just Like Martin; Cushman's 1995 Newbery Honor book, Catherine, Called Birdy, is near Dorothy Canfield Fisher's classic, Understood Betsy. This is a wonderful collection for reading aloud, especially for families. Where Book of Virtues is nostalgic, editors Greer and Kohl emphasize compassion, tolerance, and empathy?messages desperately needing emphasis today. Their hope is to bring children and parents together, and they succeed fully. Highly recommended.?Linda Beck, Indian Valley P.L., Telford, Pa.
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"Greer and Kohl callus to return to such values as courage, integrity, honesty, generosity, compassion, idealism, and love....It is these values that I hope my children and yours will internalize and live by." -- Marian Wright Edelman