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Candy Bomber: The Story of the Berlin Airlift's "Chocolate Pilot" (Orbis… (edition 2010)

by Michael O. Tunnell

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Title:Candy Bomber: The Story of the Berlin Airlift's "Chocolate Pilot" (Orbis Pictus Honor for Outstanding Nonfiction for Children (Awards))
Authors:Michael O. Tunnell
Info:Charlesbridge Pub Inc (2010), Edition: New, School & Library Binding, 110 pages
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Tags:grades 4-6, nonfiction

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Candy Bomber: The Story of the Berlin Airlift's "Chocolate Pilot" by Michael O. Tunnell




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Candy was scarce after the war and many children hadn't eaten a piece in years. Lieutenant Gail Halvorsen after giving a couple kids a stick of gum became inspired to start parachuting candy out of the sky for children to have. This was known as Operation Little Vittles. This became a world wide known operation and people from everywhere began to donate candies so the Lieutenant could parachute the candy. This story was very interesting and informative. It was an amazing cause that he did and everyone should do something this extraordinary. ( )
  lruano | Nov 22, 2014 |
The story Candy Bomber was set in Germany during the war when there was little to no food. Planes use to drop candy from the plane to starving children. I think this story was great. I think dropping this candy gave kids inspiration that a better day was sure to come. ( )
  TaylorRankins | Nov 19, 2014 |
The Candy Bomber was one of the sweetest books I have ever read! I did not know that this happened during the Berlin Wall issues and War. I think Colonel Gail S. Halvorsen is a great person for what he did. He cared about the children so much in a different country, that he was willing to get in trouble. This shows the love and politeness in people that everyone should have. The people in Germany were so broke after the war and towards the end, they did not have extra money for food. They never seen candy in years, but this pilot gave the children faith. He would drop down candy to the children. This was an amazing story. ( )
  acreel | Nov 18, 2014 |
This story tells about a good deed a young pilot did for the children of Berlin. The children of Berlin were hungry after the war, so the pilot decided to spread joy to children by parachuting candy. Great story about life after the war, and intrigues children with details about candy and good deeds.
  SRThompson | Nov 17, 2014 |
This is an extraordinary story when the World War II was over. A pilot, Gail Halvorsen, strived to bring happiness to the children of Berlin. He noticed something unique in these children; their freedom meant much more than food. This type of thought process motivated Halvorsen to be a man of his word and bring smiles upon all of their faces. In this story we learn about the committed pilot who touch so many hearts and never stopped caring for the hungry children of Berlin. ( )
  Raquelb | Nov 13, 2014 |
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added by Katya0133 | editHorn Book, Susan Dove Lempke (Sep 1, 2010)
This is a real treat—a World War II title with a happy ending.
added by Katya0133 | editSchool Library Journal, Eldon Younce (Jul 1, 2010)
[An] accessible and positive portrayal of a serviceman who wasn’t on the battlefield. Irresistible.
added by Katya0133 | editBooklist, Kathleen Isaacs (Jun 1, 2010)
The abundance of war details aid in the transition from one chapter to the next but tend to overrun the telling, hampering narrative flow. Readers who stick with it, however, will gain a unusual perspective on the beginnings of the Cold War.
added by Katya0133 | editKirkus (Jun 1, 2010)
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"World War II was over, and Berlin was in ruins. US Air Force Lieutenant Gail Halvorsen knew the children of the city were suffering. They were hungry and afraid. The young pilot wanted to help, but what could one man in one plane do?"--dust jacket flap.… (more)

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