Adventures From the Book of Virtues (35 Videos)

  • Responsibility - Icarus and Daedalus / King Alfred / The Chest of Broken Glass

    Annie agrees to put her brand-new bike to good use by delivering cakes from her mom's bakery, but can't resist Zach's offer to race - and is angry with him when her bike crashes and the food is ruined. Plato and Aurora try to convince her that responsibility is always handy to keep around as show...

  • Honesty - The Frog Prince / George Washington / The Indian Cinderella

    Zach is sorely tempted to touch his dad's beautiful antique camera, despite promising not to - and when he does, he breaks it and lies that it fell off its display table naturally. Plato tries to convince Zach to tell the truth by telling him the stories of "The Frog Prince", where the title char...

  • Self-Discipline - The Dancing Horses of Sybaris

    Zach spends all his time playing an electronic game, so isn't ready for the Spring Valley Rangers camping trip since he hasn't read his manual. Embarrassed and frustrated, he goes off and runs into Sock, Aurora, Plato, and Ari. They hear about his situation and Ari reminds him that too much of a ...

  • Courage - Jack and the Beanstalk

    Zack and Annie hike a dangerous trail where Zack realizes he is afraid of heights. His Friends tell him a story to overcome his fears.

  • Integrity - The Boy Who Cried Wolf

    Zach's dad brings a model replica of an artifact from Egypt for him to use on his history project, but Zach is embarrassed that it is fake and claims it is a real artifact - then trouble occurs when his teacher wonders if he can put it on display at a museum. Plato reminds him that exaggerating t...

  • Work - The Wright Brothers

    Annie chooses to build an electric motor for her science project but has a tough time with it so is ready to quit. Plato reminds her of the Wright Brothers, who wanted to build a machine but had to put a lot of effort into making the first airplane.

  • Humility - Pecos Bill and Slue-Foot Sue

    After boasting about how good she is at snowboarding, Annie feels bold enough to take a dare to ride down Deadmans Bluff, without thinking of the dangers it might bring. Nobody can convince her to change her mind, until Plato tells the story of "Pecos Bill and Slue-Foot Sue", where a foolhardy ri...

  • Moderation - The Spider's Two Feasts / The Goose That Laid the Golden Egg

    Annie does her best in baseball and ends up leading her team tot he champion game, but then learns she's been spending too little time on schoolwork. Plato points out that being involved too much in something doesn't mean it brings rewards, as a creature learns in the African folktale "The Spider...

  • Perseverance - The Tortoise and the Hare

    Racing with Zach in the woods, Annie is quickly outrun and is unhappy enough about it to want to quit when she runs into Plato and the others. They remind her of another racer whose odds were against him but managed to win something even greater than a race when he persisted in "The Tortoise and ...

  • Compassion Part 1 - A Christmas Carol (I'm Dreaming of a Galactic Christmas)

    As newly elected Drama Club President, Annie demands that the group perform "I'm Dreaming of a Galactic Christmas" instead of the traditional "A Christmas Carol," and keeps all the profits rather than donating half to the orphanage as usual.

  • Compassion Part 2 - A Christmas Carol (Annie Scrooge)

    Annie dreams of being Annie Scrooge, living out A Christmas Carol.