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The book of virtues for young people : a treasury of great moral stories

Author: William J Bennett
Publisher: Parsippany, NJ : Silver Burdett Press, ©1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Well-known works including fables, folklore, fiction, drama, and more, by such authors as Aesop, Dickens, Tolstoy, Shakespeare, and Baldwin, are presented to teach virtues, including compassion, courage, honesty, friendship, and faith.
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Genre/Form: Short stories
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Literary collections
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William J Bennett
ISBN: 0382249232 9780382249235 0382249240 9780382249242
OCLC Number: 31518551
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 384 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: The long, hard way through the wilderness / retold by Walter Russell Bowie --
Honest Abe / retold by Horatio Alger --
The young storekeeper --
Working out a book --
The character of a happy life / Henry Wotton --The emperor and the peasant boy --
The good bishop / adapted from Victor Hugo --
The Indian Cinderella / retold by Cyrus Macmillan --
The lie that deserved another --
The piece of string / Guy de Maupassant --The question --
The story of Regulus / retold by James Baldwin --
Truth and falsehood, fire, and water --
A brother in need --
America the beautiful / Katherine Lee Bates --Barbara Frietchie / John Greenleaf Whittier --
Castor and Pollux --Fading favor --
How Queen Esther saved her people / retold by Walter Russell Bowie --
Loyalty to a brother / Walter MacPeek --
Nathan Hale / from American Heritage magazine --
Only a dad / Edgar Guest --Penelope's web / adapted from James Baldwin --
The story of Cincinnatus / retold by James Baldwin --
Thunder falls / retold by Allan MacFarlan --Yudisthira at heaven's gate --
A mighty fortress is our god / Martin Luther --
Amazing Grace / John Newton --
Deucalion and Pyrrha / retold by Thomas Bulfinch --
Hanukkah hymn --
I never saw a moor / Emily Dickinson --
Job / retold by Jesse Lyman Hurlbut --
Landing of the pilgrim fathers / Felicia Hermans --
Our lady's juggler / Anatole French --
The 23rd Psalm --
The fiery furnace / retold by Jesse Lyman Hurlbut --
The healing of the paralytic / retold by Jesse Lyman Hurlbut --
The coming of the maze / adapted from Lewis Spence --
The bramblebush.
Responsibility: edited, with commentary, by William J. Bennett.

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Well-known works including fables, folklore, fiction, drama, and more, by such authors as Aesop, Dickens, Tolstoy, Shakespeare, and Baldwin, are presented to teach virtues, including compassion, courage, honesty, friendship, and faith.

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