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.