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by Michael O. Tunnell

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Title:Candy Bomber: The Story of the Berlin Airlift's "Chocolate Pilot" (Junior Library Guild Selection (Charlesbridge Hardcover))
Authors:Michael O. Tunnell
Info:Charlesbridge Publishing (2010), Edition: New, Hardcover, 110 pages
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Tags:5th and up, novel, non fiction

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




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A military story with no bombs, killing or war. A wonderful story of a truly marvelous man and the difference he made in the lives of so many German children.
  dcollins7984 | May 21, 2014 |
This story is about American pilot Gail Halvorsen and how he would drop candy to the children in Berlin after World War II. He wanted to bring to the children a little joy during the tragic times. The book is a great inside look with fabulous pictures that pull at your heart. ( )
  CMJohnson | Apr 29, 2014 |
The book tells an inspiring story of a pilot nick named Chocolate pilot who was one of the men that would fly ahead and drop candy for the children in Berlin after WW2 ended and they had nothing left. ( )
  Jordanlaine | Apr 24, 2014 |
I really enjoyed this book. I was unaware of the candy droppings by the pilots in Berlin after the war. I learned a lot from this book, and it kept my attention. I would share this book with my class. ( )
  SamanthaMulkey | Apr 24, 2014 |
This is the story of American pilot Gail Halvorsen and how he wanted to bring joy to the children of Berlin after World War II. Understanding it was a rough time, he would drop candy packages to the children in hopes it would bring them just a bit of happiness in such a rough time. The book is wonderfully illustrated with real pictures and letters from that time.

I would use this book for third graders on up. ( )
  breksarah | Apr 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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