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America's White Table [Hardcover]

By Margot Theis Raven & Mike Benny (Illustrator)
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Item Specifications...

Pages   48
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.25" Width: 9.5" Height: 11.5"
Weight:   0.95 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Apr 21, 2005
Publisher   Sleeping Bear Press
Age  6-9
ISBN  1585362166  
EAN  9781585362165  

Availability  80 units.
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Item Description...
Three children set a special white table in memory of service members fallen or missing in action, and especially in honor of their Uncle Jim, a POW in Vietnam.

Publishers Description
Illustrated by Mike Benny

The White Table is set in many mess halls as a symbol for and remembrance to service members fallen, missing, or held captive in the line of duty. Solitary and solemn, it is the table where no one will ever sit.

As a special gift to her Uncle John, Katie and her sisters are asked to help set the white table for dinner. As their mother explains the significance of each item placed on the table Katie comes to understand and appreciate the depth of sacrifice that her uncle, and each member of the Armed Forces and their families, may be called to give.

"It was just a little white table...
but it felt as big as America when we helped Mama put each item on it and she told us why it was so important.

"We use a Small Table, girls," she explained first, "to show one soldier's lonely battle against many. We cover it with a White Cloth to honor a soldier's pure heart when he answers his country's call to duty."

"We place a Lemon Slice and Grains of Salt on a plate to show a captive soldier's bitter fate and the tears of families waiting for loved ones to return," she continued.

"We push an Empty Chair to the table for the missing soldiers who are not here...""

Margot Theis Raven has been a professional writer working in the fields of radio, television, magazines, newspapers, and children's books for 30 years. Margot's first children's book, "Angels in the Dust," won five national awards, including an IRATeacher's Choice Award. Her first book with Sleeping Bear Press, "Mercedes and the Chocolate Pilot," was the runner-up for the 2004 Texas Bluebonnet Award. She lives with her family in Charleston, South Carolina.

Mike Benny's illustrations have appearedin" Time, GQ, New Yorker" and "Sports Illustrated"Magazines. He has also been awarded two Gold Medals from the Society of Illustrators. This is Mike's first children's book. He lives in Austin, Texas with his wife Mary Ann and daughter Adele.

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Margot Raven and E. B. Lewis collaborated on "Circle Unbroken, " a Booklist Top 10 Black History Book for Youth. Their most recent picture book was "Night Boat to Freedom," published by FSG in 2006. The author lives in Charleston, South Carolina. The artist, a Caldecott Honor Medalist for "Coming on Home Soon," lives in Folsom, New Jersey.

Margot Theis Raven has published or released items in the following series...

  1. Discover America State by State (Hardcover)
  2. True Story

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Reviews - What do our customers think?
Touching Inspiration  Dec 12, 2008
This book is one of a kind. Beautiful pictures and an amazing story. Not many books out there that support and honor our troops for Veterans Day...this one is amazing.
America's White Table  Jul 7, 2008
Well illustrated, well written, to the point, meaningful, heartfelt, and helpful regarding one way Americans can remember their Prisoners of War and Missing in Action on Memorial Day and/or Veterans Day (Note: Memorial Day [last Monday in May each year] is for remembering those who have died in military service while fighting for America's freedom; Veterans Day [weekday closest to November 11 each year] is for saying thank you to those who were in military service and fought for that same freedom and are currently living. Prisoners of War or those Missing in Action can be persons in military service who have died or are still living.).America's White Table
America's White Table  Dec 12, 2007
This is a beautifully written and illustrated book. I used it in a third grade classroom on Veterans Day. The memory my children walked away with and the pride for their country was priceless. One child asked to borrow the materials I used to display a table. He wanted to set a place for his father at dinner that night. He took a picture and shared it with me before mailing it. I highly recommend this book for a home collection as well as an educational setting.
America's white table  Sep 13, 2007
This is an excellent book to share with children the holidays of Veterans' Day and/or Memorial Day. It illustrates the personal and family involvement very well. An excellent book for teachers!
America's White Table  Jan 9, 2007
Excellent book for children AND adults, explaining a touching memorial to our military who have made so many sacrifices for our freedom.

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