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Why wait until children are grown before introducing them to the best ideas?

This is an essential question parents need to ask in a world where the most innocent are actively indoctrinated and radicalized. Today, especially, it is never too early — and it is never too late — to engage even young children with the best ideas and the greatest thinkers.

Fathom the Good offers a unique line of historically accurate children’s storybooks about the lives and ideas of philosophers and thinkers, including Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, Cicero, Machiavelli, Descartes, Madison, Tocqueville, and Lincoln, to name a few. If the boy Socrates just wanted to know, why shouldn’t we? Help your child embark on a great adventure of learning and inspire them with the best ideas with Fathom the Good storybooks.

Socrates Just Wants To Know

Socrates is a curious boy who asks a lot of questions. Children are like that, and that’s a wonderful thing!

Have you ever wondered why it rains or how crickets jump? Have you ever wondered who you can trust as a friend and who you cannot? Most importantly, have you ever wondered what it means to be a good boy or a good girl and how you can become one? These are some of the things that Socrates wants to know!

Socrates asks a lot of questions and learns many things as he grows up. He is a good teacher and helps others become good people, too. But some powerful people lie about him and accuse him of things he did not do. Was it right for them to accuse Socrates for helping others? Do you think he should have helped others anyway?

Socrates Just Wants to Know is an adventure in learning for the whole family. Follow Socrates throughout his life and discover why asking questions and pursuing truth matters.

Plato Escapes the Cave

The boy Plato loves wrestling, and he loves poetry, too. But most of all, he loves learning, and what he wants to learn most of all is how to do what is right and good. One day he decides to give up wrestling and poetry to follow the wise teacher, Socrates. Socrates asks good questions, and he teaches Plato how to live the best life he can.

Plato has many adventures. He fights in a war, joins a rebellion and tries to teach wicked kings how to be good. He is even sold into slavery! He accomplishes many good things that make our lives better today. But in all of his adventures, he never stops trying to be the best he can be. But how can he do this?

One day Socrates tells a story about a mysterious cave that people must escape if they are to know what is good and true. Plato escapes the cave and teaches others how to escape it too. He can even teach you!

Plato Escapes the Cave is an adventure in learning for the whole family. Follow Plato throughout his life and learn how you can also escape this mysterious cave to become the best you can be.