The Children's Treasury of Virtues

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Simon and Schuster, 2000 - Juvenile Fiction - 333 pages
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In The Children's Book of Virtues, William J. Bennett and Michael Hague have created a spectacular compilation of timeless stories, poems, songs, and folktales in which every family can find an inexhaustible store of delight and inspiration. Containing the complete text and illustrations from their three earlier collaborations -- The Children's Book of Virtues, The Children's Book of Heroes, and The Children's Book of America -- this vital anthology belongs on the bookshelf of every home.

In The Children's Book of Virtues, parents can introduce their children to stories and poems by Aesop, Robert Frost, and more, illustrating the essential components of virtue: Courage, Perseverance, Responsibility, Work, Self-Discipline, Compassion, Faith, Honesty, Loyalty, and Friendship. From "St. George and the Dragon" to "George Washington and the Cherry Tree," here are tales to cherish forever.

In The Children's Book of Heroes, families will find examples of heroism illustrated by stories ancient and new. Here are Theseus and the Minotaur, David and Goliath, Jackie Robinson, Annie Sullivan and Helen Keller. As the author writes, "We all need a hero or two to help us stand fast and think right."

From Robert E. Lee tending a wounded soldier to Abigail Adams's bravery, to Martin Luther King's dream, to Walt Whitman listening to America sing, The Children's Book of America completes the trilogy with an unforgettable celebration of our nation's history and character.

Filled with wonderful paintings by Michael Hague, each one especially commissioned for the three earlier books, and introduced and edited by William J. Bennett, The Children's Treasury of Virtues is an unforgettable celebration of the traits that are the essential building blocks of good character, heroic deeds, and a great nation.

This volume contains the complete text of the The Children's Book of Virtues, The Children's Book of Heroes, and The Children's Book of America

The Children's Book of Virtues

TRY, TRY AGAIN

PERSEVERE

IT CAN BE DONE

THE LITTLE HERO OF HOLLAND

THE TORTOISE AND THE HARE

THE STARS IN THE SKY

LITTLE FRED

THERE WAS A LITTLE GIRL

PLEASE

BOY WANTED

OVER IN THE MEADOW

THE LITTLE RED HEN

THE KING AND HIS HAWK

HERCULES AND THE WAGONER

ST. GEORGE AND THE DRAGON

A CHILD'S PRAYER

KINDNESS TO ANIMALS

THE SERMON TO THE BIRDS

SOMEONE SEES YOU

THE HONEST DISCIPLE

LITTLE SUNSHINE

THE LION AND THE MOUSE

THE LEGEND OF THE DIPPER

THE PASTURE

GEORGE WASHINGTON AND THE CHERRY TREE

GOD MAKE MY LIFE A LITTLE LIGHT

THE INDIAN CINDERELLA

LITTLE BOY BLUE

THE BOY WHO CRIED "WOLF"

THE HONEST WOODMAN

WHY FROG AND SNAKE NEVER PLAY TOGETHER

The Children's Book of Heroes

HEROES

OPPORTUNITY

ABOUT ANGELS

A PRAYER AT VALLEY FORGE

ONLY A DAD

THE SPHINX

JACKIE ROBINSON

SAIL ON! SAIL ON!

DAVID AND GOLIATH

OUR HEROES

HONEST ABE

HOW THE ANIMALS GOT SUNLIGHT

THE STAR JEWELS

MOTHER TERESA

THE KNIGHTS OF THE SILVER SHIELD

THE MINOTAUR

HELEN KELLER'S TEACHER

FATHER FLANAGAN

THE HERO OF INDIAN CLIFF

TASHIRA'S TURN

WHEN MOTHER READS ALOUD

The Children's Book of America

"AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL," KATHARINE LEE BATES

THE LEGEND OF THE GRAND CANYON

THE PILGRIMS AND THE FIRST THANKSGIVING

FATHER JUNIPERO SERRA

THE BRAVERY OF ABIGAIL ADAMS

"YANKEE DOODLE"

WESTWARD WITH LEWIS AND CLARK

PAUL BUNYAN

THE STORY OF "THE STAR SPANGLED BANNER"

JOHNNY APPLESEED

ABE LINCOLN'S SCHOOL DAYS

"THE ERIE CANAL"

REMEMBER THE ALAMO!

"I HEAR AMERICA SINGING," WALT WHITMAN

THE TALE OF "SWING LOW, SWEET CHARIOT"

ROBERT E. LEE AND THE WOUNDED SOLDIER

MARGARET OF NEW ORLEANS

"HOME ON THE RANGE"

JOHN HENRY AND THE STEAM DRILL

"THE NEW COLOSSUS," EMMA LAZARUS

THE WIZARD OF MENLO PARK

MARTIN LUTHER KING'S DREAM

THE EAGLE HAS LANDED

"AMERICA," SAMUEL FRANCIS SMITH

 

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Contents

Try Try Again
7
A Childs Prayer
63
HONESTYLOYALTYFRIENDSHIP
83
Little Boy Blue
98
The Honest Woodman
106
Introduction
231
The Pilgrims and the First Thanksgiving
240
Father Junipero Serra
246
The Story of The StarSpangled Banner
278
Abe Lincolns School Days
286
I Hear America Singing Walt Whitman
296
Margaret of New Orleans
302
John Henry and the Steam Drill
308
The Wizard of Menlo Park
314
Martin Luther Kings Dream
320
The Eagle Has Landed
326

The Bravery of Abigail Adams
252
Yankee Doodle
258
Paul Bunyan
268
America Samuel Francis Smith
334
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About the author (2000)

William J. Bennett served as Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy under President Bush and as Secretary of Education and Chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities under President Reagan. The author of numerous bestselling books, including The Book of Virtues®, The Children's Book of Virtues, The Children's Book of Heroes, and The Children's Book of America, 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. Dr. Bennett is currently the codirector of Empower America and the John M. Olin Distinguished Fellow in Cultural Policy Studies at the Heritage Foundation. He lives in Chevy Chase, Maryland, with his wife, Elayne, and his two sons, John and Joseph.

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