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

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William John Bennett
Silver Burdett Press, 1996 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 384 pages
This is William J. Bennett's version of his best-selling Book of Virtues, assembled with the younger generation in mind. The truth of the stories, folk-tales, and poems included in the book has been tested through time, and readers of all ages have treasured them for their wisdom.

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(6 hours) I bought the cassett version at a thrift store and it was the edited version. This book was extremely enteraining. Bennett wants to communicate the value of positive character traits from ... Read full review

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This collection offers a wide array of different types of writing, including Fiction, Non-fiction, Action, Mystery, Fantasy, Fables, and Poems. It is a great book to use during a read-aloud. This ... Read full review


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William John Bennett (born July 3, 1943) is an American politician and political theorist. He served as United States Secretary of Education from 1985 to 1988. He also held the post of Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy (or "Drug Czar") under George H. W. Bush. Bennett was born in Brooklyn but later moved to Washington, D.C., where he attended Gonzaga College High School. He graduated from Williams College and went on to get a Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin in Political Philosophy. He also has a J.D. from Harvard Law School.

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