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Title:
The Children's book of home and family
Author:
Bennett, William J. (William John), 1943-
Publication Information:
New York : Doubleday Book for Yooung Readers, 2002.
Physical Description:
vii, 102 pages ; 31 cm
Summary:
A selection of fictional and non-fiction stories, folktales, poems, and prayers that emphasize the importance of family and home.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780385746243

9780385908498
Format :
Book

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A wonderful treasury of stories, poems, biographies, and more. From the inspirational biographies of Teddy Roosevelt and Jane Addams to heartwarming stories such as Ruth and Naomi that will captivate young listeners, this beautifully illustrated hardcover is destined to become a classic.


Reviews 3

Booklist Review

Gr. 3^-6, younger for reading aloud. Bennett and Hague add a new anthology to their growing list of collaborations, which includes The Children's Book of Virtues (1993). Like the others, which harken back to a safe, more wholesome time, this also has an old-fashioned flavor. Unfortunately, the selections often lack the intrinsic interest to children found in the previous books. For instance, the introduction to "The Water of Youth," about a couple growing old, notes, "Marriage gives husbands and wives the chance to love each other more with each passing year." The poem "Bless This House" looks as if it belongs on a sampler. Other selections include a story about St. Augustine and his mother, a poem from Tennyson, and, more promising, minibiographies of Jane Addams and Teddy Roosevelt. Hague's golden-glow pictures are what give this a feel of warmth and love. Not a necessary purchase, but there may be requests. --Ilene Cooper


Publisher's Weekly Review

William Bennett (The Book of Virtues) brings together stories, poems, biographies and more in The Children's Book of Home and Family, illus. by Michael Hague. Among the offerings: "The Legend of the Hummingbird" a South American story about the value of hard work as well as a brief biography of Hull House founder Jane Addams, who created an oasis for poverty-stricken children. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


School Library Journal Review

K-Gr 4-Similar in content and spirit to the editor's The Book of Virtues for Young People (S & S, 1996), this volume contains stories, poetry, prayers, and myths that celebrate family life and marriage, drawn mostly from Western cultures and religions. While Bennett's thesis is that reading literature with moral import helps develop fundamental virtues such as honesty, courage, loyalty, and responsibility in children, he hardly makes a case for it here. His choices seem dated and certainly not applicable to our complex and polyglot society, particularly in the area of families and marriage. Hague's illustrations are the saving grace: they are true to the original tales and beautifully rendered in lush colors that enrich the sometimes anemic stories. Libraries that own one of Bennett's other books for kids can skip this one.-Barbara Buckley, Rockville Centre Public Library, NY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.