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Sure to inspire the child in all of us, this is an ideal storybook for parents to play for their children--in the car, at bedtime, or just during quiet family time together. Featuring something for everyone, it contains a wide variety of stories covering a diverse range of heroic figures such as Jackie Robinson, Helen Keller, David of David and Goliath, real moms and dads, and the Little Steam Engine that Could. Simultaneous hardcover release from Simon & Schuster.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780671576288
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Publication date: 10/28/1997
Edition description: ABRIDGED
Product dimensions: 4.97(w) x 7.06(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

William J. Bennett served as Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy under President George H. W. 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 from Harvard. He is the author of such bestselling books as The Educated Child, The Death of Outrage, The Book of Virtues, and the two-volume series America: The Last Best Hope. Dr. Bennett is the former host of the nationally syndicated radio show Bill Bennett's Morning in America and the current host of the popular podcast, The Bill Bennett Show. He is also the Washington Fellow of the Claremont Institute and a regular contributor to CNN. He, his wife, Elayne, and their two sons, John and Joseph, live in Maryland.

Some of Michael Hague's earliest childhood drawings were of unicorns adorned with magnificent horns. "I lived in daydreams where anything was possible and unicorns were real. It is wonderful for me to revisit these themes and discover that unicorns still exist and will always be as real as my imagination." Michael Hague was born in Los Angeles and graduated with honors from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. He is most well known for illustrating such children's classics as Peter Pan, The Secret Garden, The Velveteen Rabbit, and The Wizard of Oz. He and his wife, Kathleen, live with their three children in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

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Chapter 1


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

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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