The Apology of Socrates by Plato: A Philosophical Dialogue for Children of All Ages
Text by Joel E. Mann
Illustration by Joel van Fossen

In just fifty easy-to-read colorfully illustrated pages Joel Mann’s witty and entertaining adaptation of The Apology of Socrates by Plato, conveys Socrates’s message so that children as young as 6 will understand. Young readers and their parents will discover that the best life is an examined life as they explore Socrates’s speech in defense of his life before a jury of 501 Athenian citizens. Socrates’s story emphasizes the value of truth and the shame in falsehood; elaborates the philosophical technique of inquiry and argument; and epitomizes the virtues of courage and wisdom.

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