The Book- The Tuttle Twins Learn About The Law
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The Author- Connor Boyack
Connor Boyack is president of Libertas Institute, a public policy think tank in Utah. He is the author of several books on politics and religion, along with hundreds of columns and articles championing individual liberty. His work has been featured on international, national, and local TV, radio, and other forms of media. A California native and Brigham Young University graduate, Connor currently resides in Lehi, Utah, with his wife and two children.
The Story- The Tuttle twins are taught about the word wisdom in school and are then asked to interview someone they think is wise. They choose their neighbor Fred, and go visit him after school. Fred tells them about The Law, a book by Frederic Bastiat. He explains to the children about responsibility, about helping others because you want to, not because you are forced to, about legal plunder, and about true laws that protect people.
My Thoughts- THIS IS A MUST READ! 5 Stars! Okay, enough shouting. The book itself reads like a school book and is definitely more educational than a joy read. But, the concepts are definitely something children need to be taught and this book does so in an easy to understand way. So, my criteria for this book is as an academic read, not a leisure read.
It is often so hard to teach children about government, and this book explains it on a child's level. Plus, the illustrations are wonderful. They really help children to visualize the concepts the author is presenting. At the end of the book is a section about Frederic Bastiat himself with quotes and info. I find it wonderful that a man who lived in 1850, wrote a book about the law that applies to our government and its problems today. I haven't read the original, so I can't do more than talk about the parts that the author included in the children's book, but, the concepts hit home today. I'm buying a copy to read to my children.
Teach children to be independent and to help one another. A worthy goal!
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