Adventures from the Book of Virtues - Season 2

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Episode Guide

  • Honor
    Honor
    Episode 10
    1/1/98
    7.4
    Zach needs a 90 on his history test to get an A minus so he can make the school Honor Roll. It looks like he's done well until he realized his teacher miscalculated, and he actually got an 87. So Zach is faced with telling his teacher or pretending he made the Honor Roll. Stories told by his friends at Plato's Peak, including The Honest Woodman and Honest Abe, show Zach what the virtue of honor is all about.moreless
  • Selflessness
    Selflessness
    Episode 9
    1/1/98
    7.6
    Annie's looking forward to spring vacation until her mother asks her to babysit her four-year-old twin cousins for part of her time. Plato and Aurora try explaining to Annie through two stories they tell her about how helping out can be awarding and how it can bring joy. Annie finally decides to help her mother babysit the twins, and she even asks Zach to help her.moreless
  • Gratitude
    Gratitude
    Episode 8
    3/1/98
    7.8
    Zach plans to invite alot of classmates to his birthday party,but his parents tell him they can only afford a small party and invite only a few of his friends. Disappointed, Zach goes to Plato's Peak. Plato and Aurora tell Zach two stories that have to do with being greatful--The Discontented Stone Cutter and Cornelia's Jewels.moreless
  • Patience
    Patience
    Episode 7
    3/29/98
    0.0
    Annie loses her patience while tutoring. Stories include "Anne Sullivan and Helen Keller" and "How the Brazilian Beetles Got Their Coats."
  • Integrity
    Integrity
    Episode 7
    7.5
    Annie has made some hand-crafted weathervanes and they sell like crazy. However, she cuts a few corners to keep up with demand. When she finds out later that some of her weathervanes fell apart,she's confronted by angry customers. Annie learns the meaning of integrity from two stories she hears at Plato's Peak.moreless
  • Honor
    Honor
    Episode 6
    3/22/98
    0.0
    Zach's honor is at issue when a miscalculation puts him on the honor roll. Stories include "The Honest Woodsman" and "Honest Abe."
  • Determination
    Determination
    Episode 6
    1/1/97
    8.4
    Annie and Zach take on a biking trail determined to finish it before sundown. During their race, Zach has a bike accident and sprains his ankle. While waiting for help, Zach and Annie tell each other stories of determination.
  • Selflessness
    Selflessness
    Episode 5
    3/15/98
    0.0
    Selflessness is the theme when Annie must baby-sit her twin cousins. Stories include "The Line of Golden Light" and "St. George and the Dragon."
  • Trustworthiness
    Trustworthiness
    Episode 5
    2/15/98
    8.3
    Zach discovers his college football idol is coming to his school,so Zach eagerly volunteers to help out for his arrival. But when asked to clean up the auditorium, he wants to back out. Stories from Plato and his friends help Zach learn the virtue of trustworthiness.
  • Perseverance
  • Gratitude
    Gratitude
    Episode 4
    3/8/98
    0.0
    Zach's scaled-down birthday-party plans lead to a lesson about gratitude. Stories include "The Discontented Stonecutter" and "Cornelia's Jewels."
  • Perseverance
    Perseverance
    Episode 4
    3/27/97
    8.6
    Plato discovers that Zach and Annie have given up their karate and guitar lessons. Plato takes them for a hike to the summit at the top of Plato's Peak. On their way up, Zach and Annie find various objects, and Plato and Aurora tell them stories about not giving up on your goals. The stories include the ones about Scarface, Ulysses and the cyclops, and The Stars in the Sky.moreless
  • Integrity
    Integrity
    Episode 3
    3/1/98
    0.0
    Annie learns about integrity. Stories include "For Want of a Horseshoe Nail" and "Charlemagne and the Robber Knight."
  • Generosity
    Generosity
    Episode 3
    2/23/97
    8.5
    Annie and Zach collect canned goods to donate to the shelter for the homeless. After Plato realizes that the kids are more worried about being recognized for their politeness than helping the shelter out, he and Aurora share stories about the spirit of generosity such as Rocking Horse Land and Old Mr. Rabbit's Dinner.moreless
  • Determination
    Determination
    Episode 2
    2/22/98
    0.0
    Zach's desire to make it home before dark after a bike injury exemplifies determination. Stories include "Proteus" and "Jinkyswoitmaya."
  • Humility
    Humility
    Episode 2
    2/23/97
    7.8
    When Annie wins the class presidency, the power goes straight to her head. Stories from Plato and the gang help her to find the virtue of humility.
  • Faith
    Faith
    Episode 1
    1/1/97
    9.0

    When Annie's very nice neighbor dies, she questions the usefulness of faith. Plato and Aurora tell her stories about Daniel from the Bible and Harriet Tubman, and how their faith kept them alive. Plato also recites some lines from The 23rd Psalm.

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