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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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A biography about the Chocolate Pilot named Gail S. Halverson. After World War II Berlin was split up between four major countries. When one of those countries decide that they want to rule Berlin for themselves there is a large supply and food shortage. Halverson decided to use his plan as a carrier for the children to bring hope to them. To do that he dropped pieces of candy floated down with parachutes ( )
  amccann | Jan 9, 2015 |
I enjoyed Candy Bomber by Michael O. Tunnell. It is about a pilot who drops candy for children post-WWII. Lt. Halverston was the light of children's day back then and he sparked a movement of people that would, help him. In a time of hurt and sorrow he made children feel better. This book is also very historical. This book can open up a discussion about WWII. ( )
  Nijania | Dec 5, 2014 |
Candy Bomers tells the story of a young pilot with a big heart. After WWII, it was very uncommon for children to enjoy candy anymore. Most families were too poor to even feed themselves. This young pilot took it upon himself to help these children out. He would drop candy from his plan. Soon it was a hit and people from all over supported him and his acts.

I liked this book. Before reading this book, I had never heard this story before. It shows that through all the bad, it's the little things that can put a smile on your face. This book would be great for a history lesson. ( )
  ashleyschifano | Dec 3, 2014 |
This is the story of pilot Gail S. Halverson, and his mission to drop candy wrapped in small parachutes to the children of Germany. It includes accounts of specific children that are heart-warming and touching. His efforts were heard all around the world, and people donated candy to help with his cause. ( )
  slbenne1 | Dec 3, 2014 |
After WWII, a pilot took control and dropped candy from the sky to the children. It tells how the candy bomber began, and how it is approached now. This is a positive outlook rather than negative from WWII. ( )
  kwolinski | Dec 3, 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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2 editions of this book were published by Charlesbridge.

Editions: 1580893368, 1580893376

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