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The children's book of heroes
Bennett, William J. (William John), 1943-
Publication Information:
New York : Simon & Schuster, [1997]

Physical Description:
110 pages : color illustrations ; 31 cm
Presents a collection of poems, traditional tales, and both fictional and true stories about all kinds of heroes.
Reading Level:
820 Lexile.
Program Information:
Reading Counts RC 3-5 4.8 4 Quiz: 02136.
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Collins Library PZ5 .C43553 1997 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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William Bennett and Michael Hague, the team that brought us the national bestseller The Children's Book of Virtues, have once again collaborated to create The Children's Book of Heroes, a beautifully illustrated celebration of heroic deeds, both real and fictional, that will delight and inspire millions of young children and their parents.
"We all need a hero or two to help us stand fast and think right," says William J. Bennett, author of The Book of Virtues, 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.
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.
The Children's Book of Heroes is a celebration of the endurance, sacrifice, courage, and compassion that characterize truly heroic deeds.



Chapter 1 Heroes William Canton Our favorite heroes live forever in their stories and in our memories, cheering us forward in our own brave fights. For you who love heroic things In summer dream or winter tale, I tell of warriors, siants, and kings, In scarlet, sackcloth, glittering mail, And helmets peaked with iron wings. They beat down Wrong; they strove for Right. In ringing fields, on grappled ships, Singing, they flung into the fight. They fell with triumph on their lips, And in their eyes a glorious light. That light still gleams. From far away Their brave song greets us like a cheer. We fight the same great fight as they, Right againgst Wrong; we, now and here; They, in their fashion, yesterday. Text copyright © 1997 by William J. Bennett Excerpted from The Children's Book of Heroes All rights reserved by the original copyright owners. Excerpts are provided for display purposes only and may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed without the written permission of the publisher.

Table of Contents

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

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