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The Children's Book of Heroes

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William Bennett and Michael Hague, the team that brought us the national bestseller andlt;Iandgt;The Children's Book of Virtues,andlt;/Iandgt; have once again collaborated to create andlt;Iandgt;The Children's Book of Heroes,andlt;/Iandgt; a beautifully illustrated celebration of heroic deeds, both real and fictional, that will delight and inspire millions of young children and their parents. andlt;BRandgt; "We all need a hero or two to help us stand fast and think right," says William J. Bennett, author of andlt;Iandgt;The Book of Virtues,andlt;/Iandgt; the #1 bestseller that millions of American families turn to for moral inspiration. With excerpts chosen for young children, this new treasury presents splendid tales of the valor and indomitable spirit that are a lasting testament to our cherished values. andlt;BRandgt; Jackie Robinson stands fast on the playing field — and his strength of character inspires a nation. David slays Goliath — and his faith and bravery give hope to underdogs everywhere. A little boy goes in search of an angel — and finds one who guards him day and night: his own mother. From Abraham Lincoln and Mother Teresa to warriors on the battlefield, real moms and dads, and even young girls and boys, here are worthy and heroic figures all kids can look up to and emulate. andlt;BRandgt; andlt;Iandgt;The Children's Book of Heroesandlt;/Iandgt; is a celebration of the endurance, sacrifice, courage, and compassion that characterize truly heroic deeds.

Synopsis:

The author/illustrator team which created the national bestseller "The Children's Book of Virtues" once again collaborates, this time on a beautifully illustrated celebration of heroic deeds, both real and fictional. From Abraham Lincoln to Jackie Robinson and Mother Teresa to warriors on the battlefield, here are a wide variety of worthy and heroic figures that all kids can look up to and emulate.

About the Author

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. 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 froth Harvard. Dr. Bennett is currently a co-director of Empower America and the John M. Olin Distinguished Fellow in Cultural Policy Studies at the Heritage Foundation. He, his wife, Elayne, and their two sons, John and Joseph, live in Chevy Chase, Maryland.

Table of Contents

CONTENTS

Introduction

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

Product Details

ISBN:
9780684834450
Editor:
Bennett, William J.
Author:
Hague, Michael
Editor:
Bennett, William J.
Author:
Bennett, William J.
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Juvenile literature
Subject:
Heroes
Subject:
Literary collections
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Literature / Classics
Subject:
Social Situations - Values
Subject:
Literary Criticism & Collections
Subject:
Heroes -- Literary collections.
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Social Issues - Values & Virtues
Subject:
Children s-Collections
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardback
Series Volume:
no. 2, 1914
Publication Date:
19971031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
125 ILLUS THRU OUT
Pages:
112
Dimensions:
11.88 x 9 in 28.98 oz
Age Level:
04-08

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