William Bennett has collected a hard-to-put-down treasury of inspiring stories, folktales, and poems that illuminate virtues like responsibility, courage, compassion, loyalty, honesty, friendship, perseverance, work, self-discipline, and faith. Read about self-discipline through the wisdom and humor of Aesop's timeless fables. Fly with the Wright brothers and discover what is meant by "hard work." Find out about Abraham Lincoln's Honesty, Queen Esther's loyalty, and Daniel's faith in the face of evil. Also includes poems by Walt Whitman and Rudyard Kipling, fiction from O. Henry and Leo Tolstoy, biographies of heroes like Rosa Parks and Abraham Lincoln, and more. Recommended for ages 10 and up.
Format: Hardcover Number of Pages: 384 Vendor: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers Publication Date: 1997 Dimensions: 9 1/2 X 6 1/2 X 1 1/4 (inches)
ISBN: 0689816138 ISBN-13: 9780689816130 Availability: In Stock Ages: 9-12
"The Book Of Virtues For Young People" is a treasury of timeless stories, poems, and fables selected from William J. Bennett's national bestseller, "The Book of Virtues", that teaches young people the importance of incorporating virtues in one's daily life. The perfect gift for graduation or other special occasions, this book belongs on every young person's bookshelf.
William J. Bennett served as Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy under President George H. W. Bush and as Secretary of Education and Chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities under President Reagan. He holds a bachelor of arts degree in philosophy from Williams College, a doctorate in political philosophy from the University of Texas, and a law degree from Harvard. He is the author of such bestselling books as The Educated Child, The Death of Outrage, The Book of Virtues, and the two-volume series America: The Last Best Hope. Dr. Bennett is the host of the nationally syndicated radio show Bill Bennett's Morning in America. He is also the Washington Fellow of the Claremont Institute and a regular contributor to CNN. He, his wife, Elayne, and their two sons, John and Joseph, live in Maryland.