The Book of Virtues for Young People
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The Book of Virtues for Young People   -     By: William J. Bennett

The Book of Virtues for Young People

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers / 1997 / Hardcover

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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.

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Title: The Book of Virtues for Young People
By: William J. Bennett
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)
Weight: 1 pound 16 ounces
ISBN: 0689816138
ISBN-13: 9780689816130
Ages: 9-12
Stock No: WW16138

Publisher's Description

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.

Author Bio

Dr. William J. Bennett is one of America’s most influential and respected voices on cultural, political, and educational issues. Host of The Bill Bennett Show podcast, he is also the Washington Fellow of the American Strategy Group. He is the author and editor of more than twenty-five books. Dr. Bennett served as the secretary of education and chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities  under  President  Ronald  Reagan  and  as  director  of  the  Office  of  National  Drug  Control  Policy  under  President  George  Herbert  Walker Bush.

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