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About the Author

Mike Benny's illustrations have appeared in Time, GQ, The New Yorker, and Sports Illustrated magazines. He has also been awarded two Gold Medals from the Society of Illustrators. Mike lives in Austin, Texas, with his wife, Mary Ann, and daughter, Adele. America's White Table is his first children's book.
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 6 and up
  • Grade Level: 1 - 4
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press; 1st edition (May 1, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1585362166
  • ISBN-13: 978-1585362165
  • Product Dimensions: 11 x 1 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (43 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #226,606 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By C. Vieux on June 21, 2005
Format: Hardcover
The first time I read this book I almost cried! It is a beautifully written and illustrated book that explains the little known tradition of the POW/MIA table in words that a child can understand. I bought one for my son, and will now purchase another for my God Children.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Emily R on September 13, 2007
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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!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Willard H. Snell on January 9, 2007
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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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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Alicia J. on December 13, 2011
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I absolutely loved this book. I had originally heard about it at a conference for history teachers. I had been looking for a kid to teenage friendly book that helped students understand the importance of our military. I read this book to my 6,7,and 8th grade classes, and we were all moved by the story. We set up a table honoring our veterans at our school's Veterans' Day Assembly. I highly recommend this book for teachers or parents who want to educate their kids on a wonderful way to honor and remember our veterans.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Jassowyn M. Hurd on July 7, 2008
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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
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Jennifer Marlatt on December 10, 2011
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This is a great way to teach children about the importance of our veterans and the reverence they deserve. I use this in my first grade classroom. We actually set up a white table and ate lunch in the room on Veteran's Day. It was a great experience and I am very happy to own this book to use year after year.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on November 18, 2011
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This book gives a wonderful description of a soldiers scarifice and what we can do to remember it. It is emotional in a good way and teaches the younger generation about freedom and it's cost.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By C. Taylor on December 12, 2008
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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.
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