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Adventures from the Book of Virtues Season 3 Episodes

Season 3 Episode Guide

13 Episodes 2000 - 2000

Episode 1

Courage: 'Jack and the Beanstalk'

Sat, Sep 16, 2000 30 mins

Courage is the virtue explored when Zach goes on a hike with Annie instead of taking his father's film to the lab for developing. They get stranded on a steep trail and have the courage to deal with that. But does Zach have the courage to tell his dad the truth? The story of "Jack and the Beanstalk" is used to illustrate the issue.

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Episode 2

Honesty: 'The Pied Piper'

Sat, Sep 30, 2000 30 mins

Annie fails to keep a promise to Zach, and learns about why that's bad after hearing the story "The Pied Piper of Hamelin."

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Episode 3

Work: 'The Wright Brothers'

Sun, Oct 8, 2000 30 mins

Annie is stumped by her science project---building an electric motor from scratch---and wants to give up. So Plato tells her how hard the Wright Brothers worked to build the first airplane.

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Episode 4

Perseverance: 'The Tortoise and the Hare'

Sun, Oct 15, 2000 30 mins

Annie is left in the dust in a trail-bike race, but receives inspiration from the story "The Tortoise and the Hare."

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Episode 5

Friendship: 'Robin Hood and Little John'

Sun, Oct 22, 2000 30 mins

Friendship results from competition when Zach is threatened by a new runner on his track team. Robin Hood and Little John is the story used to illustrate the idea.

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Episode 6

Self-Discipline: 'Dancing Horses'

Sun, Oct 29, 2000 30 mins

Zach needs a lesson in self-discipline. He prefers video games to his scouting manual and a camping trip is coming up. The story: the Greek myth "The Dancing Horses of Sybaris."

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Episode 7

Responsibility: 'The Pupil in Magic'

Sat, Nov 4, 2000 30 mins

Annie must learn a lesson in responsibility after she neglects her aunt and uncle's garden. The story: "The Pupil in Magic," by Goethe.

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Episode 8

Gratitude: 'Town Mouse and Country Mouse'

Sat, Nov 11, 2000 30 mins

After receiving a card from a friend who moved to New York, Annie feels sorry for herself because she lives in boring Spring Valley. The story: the Aesop fable "The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse."

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Episode 9

Moderation: 'The Parrot and the Cat'

Sat, Nov 18, 2000 30 mins

Zach has a lesson to learn about moderation after watching too many movies on cable. The story: "The Parrot and the Cat."

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Episode 10

Humility: 'Pecos Bill and Slue Foot Sue'

Sat, Nov 25, 2000 30 mins

Annie thinks she's a terrific snowboarder---good enough to try Deadfall Bluff, and full of enough bravado to need a lesson in humility. The story: "Pecos Bill and Slue Foot Sue."

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Episode 11

Integrity: 'The Boy Who Cried Wolf'

Mon, Dec 4, 2000 30 mins

Integrity is the virtue that Zach must learn after he tells a lie in school. He learns his lesson after Plato tells him about the boy who cried wolf.

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Episode 12

Compassion: 'A Christmas Carol'

Sun, Dec 10, 2000 30 mins

Part 1 of two. Annie needs to learn a lesson about compassion when she's elected president of the drama club and wants only to make a profit for the club. She learns it in a dream, set in Victorian England, in which she's Annie Scrooge. The story: "A Christmas Carol."

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Episode 13

Compassion: 'A Christmas Carol'

Sun, Dec 17, 2000 30 mins

Conclusion. Annie needs to learn a lesson about compassion when she's elected president of the drama club and wants only to make a profit for the club. She learns it in a dream, set in Victorian England, in which she's Annie Scrooge. The story: "A Christmas Carol."

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