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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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I really enjoyed this book. I loved that it included pictures and primary sources. The story was touching. It would be great to accompany a social studies lesson. It shows a different perspective of war. ( )
  rpazmino-calligan | Nov 26, 2014 |
A true and heartbreaking story about the candy bombers in WW11. The book starts with how it all began and where the original candy bomber does now. I would recommend this book for anyone looking for a better story to read about World War Two. Its still breaks your heart to see the hungry children but its nice to see the men who tried to give them something to look forward. ( )
  jaelynculliford | Nov 26, 2014 |
Candy Bomber is a story about a brave pilot who dropped candy in little parachutes for the children living in the remains of Berlin. The story is very sweet and it is so nice to know that there was someone out there giving the children hope after what they had been through. I loved how Lt. Halvorsen did everything he could to make this happen. I could not believe how many donations he received and how he dedicated himself to do the little parachutes. I absolutely loved the story and I thing is a wonderful novel to share with students after learning about the terrible events of WWII. ( )
  cvarela | Nov 26, 2014 |
This is a great true story about what an American pilot did to brighten the spirits of the children of West Germany who were trapped in their Country by the Russians. ( )
  hschmill22 | Nov 25, 2014 |
A pilot, Gail Halvorsen, wanted to bring happiness to the children of Berlin after the war. Their freedom means more to them then food. He gave them two candy sticks from his pocket and they happiness he saw on their faces he had the idea to drop candy for them from the airplane. It shows the children that Halvorsen was a hero in their eyes. The readers can get from that this story that every good deed counts even if its not much to someone it means everything. ( )
  thnguyen | Nov 24, 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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Two editions of this book were published by Charlesbridge.

Editions: 1580893368, 1580893376

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