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It's like a character-building course--for kids! This abridged edition of The Book of Virtues for Young People features inspiring stories, folktales, and poems that demonstrate courage, honesty, friendship, and loyalty. Includes works by Longfellow, Tolstoy, Dickinson, Aesop, O. Henry, and others; black-and-white illustrations; and commentary by Dr. Bennett. Recommended for ages 10 and up.
Format: Hardcover Number of Pages: 202 Vendor: Aladdin Publication Date: 2008 Dimensions: 8.25 X 5.50 (inches)
ISBN: 1416971254 ISBN-13: 9781416971252 Availability: Usually ships in 24-48 hours. Ages: 10-12
This exciting collection of fables, folktales, and poems, collected by William J. Bennett, illustrates some of the best human values: courage, honesty, work, friendship, and loyalty.
With writings by great authors -- among them Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Anne Frank, Horatio Alger, Helen Keller, and Aesop -- these works, some old and some new, will always have great meaning for young people as they make their way through life.
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.