Adventures from the Book of Virtues

Adventures from the Book of Virtues

  • TV-Y7
  • 1996
  • 4 Seasons
  • 7.1  (279)

Adventures from the Book of Virtues is a 30 minute cartoon that aired on PBS kids. The show lasted for three seasons from 1996-2000. Annie and Zach visit their animal friends and get their advice. In every episode there's a problem. With their advice, each animal friend tells different stories from a book, whether it's based on historic figures, myths, fairy tales, or biblical characters, to make a point. At the end of each episode, the lesson is learned, and it's a happy ending.

Adventures from the Book of Virtues
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Seasons
Compassion: Part 2
10. Compassion: Part 2
 
Annie mentions her dreams to Plato, who reminds her that throughout the year, but especially at Christmas, giving to others is the greatest gift.
Compassion: Part 1
9. Compassion: Part 1
 
Annie becomes obsessed with money instead of her Christmas pageant's important message and dreams that she's Scrooge from "A Christmas Carol."
Integrity
8. Integrity
 
Zach claims that a model replica of an Egyptian artifact he's using for his history project is real. Plato tells the tale "The Boy Who Cried Wolf."
Humility
7. Humility
November 26, 2000
Annie boldly accepts a dare to ride her snowboard down Dedfall Bluff, but hesitates when Plato tells the story "Pecos Bill and Slue-Foot Sue."
Moderation
6. Moderation
November 19, 2000
Zach watches too much TV and can't keep up with his work at school and at home. Plato tells him the story "The Cat and the Parrot."
Gratitude
5. Gratitude
March 8, 1998
Annie wishes she lived somewhere more interesting, like New York. Plato tells the story of "The Country Mouse and the City Mouse."
Responsibility
4. Responsibility
September 16, 1996
Annie neglects her uncle and aunt's garden. Plato recites the poem "The Pupil in Magic" to remind her that it's important to take care of duties.
Self-Discipline
3. Self-Discipline
October 29, 2000
Zach spends too much time playing a video game and isn't ready for the scout campout. Plato tells him the story "The Dancing Horses of Sybaris."
Friendship
2. Friendship
October 22, 2000
Zach's new track-teammate is so skilled, Zach tries to compete with him rather than befriend him. Plato tells the story "Robin Hood and Little John."
Perseverance
1. Perseverance
 
Annie races against Zach and is quickly outrun, which makes her unhappy. Plato and the others remind her of the story "The Tortoise and the Hare."
Description

Adventures from the Book of Virtues is a 30 minute cartoon that aired on PBS kids. The show lasted for three seasons from 1996-2000. Annie and Zach visit their animal friends and get their advice. In every episode there's a problem. With their advice, each animal friend tells different stories from a book, whether it's based on historic figures, myths, fairy tales, or biblical characters, to make a point. At the end of each episode, the lesson is learned, and it's a happy ending.

  • Premiere Date
    September 2, 1996
  • IMDB Rating
    7.1  (279)