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Adventures from the Book of Virtues 

Two schoolchildren learn valuable life lessons from a buffalo, a red-tailed hawk, a bobcat, and a prairie dog.

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Bruce D. Johnson
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Series cast summary:
Kevin Michael Richardson ...  Plato / ... 27 episodes, 1996-2009
Kath Soucie ...  Annie Redfeather / ... 27 episodes, 1996-2009
Frank Welker ...  Sock / ... 27 episodes, 1996-2009
Jim Cummings ...  Ari / ... 26 episodes, 1996-1998
Pamela Adlon ...  Zach Nichols / ... 26 episodes, 1996-1998
Brad Boyer Brad Boyer 26 episodes, 1996-1998
Joe Murray Joe Murray ...  Ari / ... 25 episodes, 1996-1998
Chuck Powers Chuck Powers ...  (redubbed version) 25 episodes, 1996-1998
Brian Zimmerman Brian Zimmerman 25 episodes, 1996-1998
Christopher Judge ...  Plato 13 episodes, 2000
Andrew Francis ...  Zach Nichols 13 episodes, 2000
Adrienne Carter Adrienne Carter ...  Annie Redfeather 13 episodes, 2000
Michael Donovan Michael Donovan ...  Sock 13 episodes, 2000
Lee Tockar ...  Ari 13 episodes, 2000
Gillian Barber ...  Aurora 13 episodes, 2000
Su-Ping Chio ...  Zach Nichols / ... 13 episodes, 1996-1998
Denise Tan Denise Tan ...  Annie Redfeather / ... 10 episodes, 1996-1998
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Storyline

Follows the adventures of eleven-year-old Zach Nichols and ten-year-old Annie Redfeather as they suffer pain from issues involving other children. To solve these problems, they seek council from a group of anthropomorphic animals whose names come from the Greek - Plato, an old and scholarly bison; Aurora, a wise red-tailed hawk; Socrates, a rambunctious and wisecracking bobcat; and Aristotle, a feisty and bookish prairie dog. This ensemble teaches the kids virtues by telling them stories from the Book of Virtues. Written by Nate S.

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TV-Y7
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Official Sites:

PBS

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 September 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Book of Virtues See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

In his "Adventures From the Book of Virtues", William J. Bennett included several pieces written by or concerning Plato, Aristotle, and Socrates, as they were among his favorite philosophers. Three of the animal characters are named for them. (The leader Plato's being a buffalo is also a reference to Bennett's nickname Buffalo Bill.) The fourth and the only female who proves one of the two most sagacious, Aurora is the only exception. In keeping with the Greek origins of the others' names, she was named after the Greek deity of dawn. See more »

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The Adventure Has Begun
Music and Lyrics by J.A.C. Redford and Marcus Hummon
Performed by Oren Waters, Julia Waters, Maxine Waters Willard (as Maxine Waters), and Bobbi Page
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Good show, if you get a chance watch it!
28 November 2006 | by Stormlight_1See all my reviews

OK, this is going to sound campy, i was a babysitter when this came out, along with the fact of younger brothers and sister. This is one of the few videotapes that i taped (off of PBS) and took with me that EVERY parent did not have a problem with their kid watching. In the age where your TV babysits your child more than you do, this is a program i could turn on and they would actually walk away with something other than mush on the brain. it was good from children 8 to about 14 (my 14 yr old brother (at the time) watched it fascinated for a long time, and is still one of his most cherished memories (one of the few times we didn't fight was when it was on) if you find it, or get a chance to watch it DO! definitely worth it


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