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

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William J. Bennett
Simon and Schuster, 1997 - 374 pages
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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.

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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

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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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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