Journals Higher Education

Tending the Heart of Virtue

How Classic Stories Awaken a Child's Moral Imagination

Vigen Guroian

  • Examines a wide range of stories, from "The Little Mermaid" to "The Wind in the Willows" and "The Chronicles of Narnia"
  • Reveals how particular stories exemplify particular virtues--the profound lessons about growing up found in "Pinocchio,"for instance, or the nature of friendship as depicted in "Charlotte's Web"
  • For parents who want more insight into how children's literature can shape the way their kids see the world. Of special interest to those engaged in home schooling.