The Book of Virtues for Young People: A Treasury of Great Moral Stories

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William J. Bennett
Simon and Schuster, May 1, 1997 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 384 pages
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Stories from the best-selling The Book of Virtues for a younger audience

The Book of Virtues for Young People is a treasury of timeless stories, poems, and fables selected from William J. Bennett's national best-seller, The Book of Virtues, that teaches young people the importance of incorporating virtues in one's daily life.

The collection, which also includes new material, offers tales of self-discipline from Aesop; poems by Walt Whitman, Rudyard Kipling, Robert Frost, and Emily Dickinson; and fiction by O. Henry, Tolstoy, and Guy de Maupassant. Also included are stories of personal courage and biographies of great people such as Rosa Parks, Abraham Lincoln, and Anne Frank. Like The Book of Virtues, this collection focuses on ten core virtues, from courage and compassion to hard work and self-discipline.

The perfect gift for graduation or other special occasions, The Book of Virtues for Young People belongs on every young person's bookshelf.

  

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
1
Selfdiscipline
7
George Washingtons Rules of Civility
13
The Boy Who Tried to Be the Sun
21
The Flies and the Honey Pot Aesop
29
Compassion
37
Beautiful
43
The Angel of the Battlefield Joanna Strong
50
David and Goliath Retold by J Berg Esenwein
177
Excerpt from the Diary of Anne Frank
184
It Can Be Done
190
Susan B Anthony Joanna Strong
196
Perseverance
211
Carry On Robert Service
217
The Story of Scarface Retold by Amy Cruse
223
Will Ella Wheeler Wilcox
231

Responsibility
75
Icarus and Daedalus
81
St George and the Dragon Retold by J Berg
87
The Bridge Builder Will Allen Dromgoole
96
The Man Who Tossed Stones
102
Friendship
111
Helen Keller and Anne Sullivan
118
Jonathan and David Retold by Jesse Lyman Hurlbut
125
Ruth and Naomi Retold by Jesse Lyman Hurlbut
131
Work
141
Mr MeantTo
151
The Village Blacksmith Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
159
Courage
171
Honesty
245
The Character of a Happy Life Henry Wotten
252
The Indian Cinderella Retold by Cyrus Macmillan
259
The Question
272
Loyalty
283
America the Beautiful Katharine Lee Bates
290
Faith
335
Hanukkah Hymn
344
Landing of the Pilgrim Fathers Felicia Hemans
350
The 23rd Psalm
359
The Bramblebush
367
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About the author (1997)

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.

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