Monday, March 2, 2009

Tending the Heart of Virtue: How Classic Stories Awaken a Child's Moral Imagination, Vigen Guroian

4 stars
An inspiring read and one for anyone who loves good stories and the greater truth within them. Guroian traces the themes of the moral imagination, love and immorality, friends and mentors, evil and redemption, and faith and courage. Complete with a concluding bibliographic essay that would grow any reading list. Guroian explores these themes by turing our attention to: Pinocchio, The Velveteen Rabbit, The Little Mermaid, The Wind in the Willows, Charlotte's Web, Bambi, The Snow Queen, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, The Princess and the Goblin, and Prince Caspian.

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