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Candy Bomber: The Story of the Berlin Airlift's "Chocolate Pilot" (Junior Library Guild Selection)

Candy Bomber: The Story of the Berlin Airlift's "Chocolate Pilot" (Junior Library Guild Selection) Cover

ISBN13: 9781580893367
ISBN10: 1580893368
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Michael has served on the Newbery Award Committee and on the selection committee for the NCTE Award for Excellence in Poetry for Children. He has also published many professional books, including THE STORY OF OURSELVES: TEACHING HISTORY THROUGH CHILDREN'S LITERATURE (Heinemann) and CHILDREN'S LITERATURE, BRIEFLY (Prentice Hall), and has written articles for a variety of educational journals. He and his wife, Glenna, live in Orem, Utah. They have four grown children.

Synopsis:

After World War II, the U.S. and Britain airlifted food and supplies into Russian-blockaded West Berlin. U.S. Air Force Lieutenant Gail Halvorsen knew the children of the city were suffering. To lift their spirits, he began dropping chocolate and gum by parachute. A remarkable true story full of history and heart.

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After World War II the United States and Britain airlifted food and supplies into Russian-blockaded West Berlin. US Air Force Lieutenant Gail S. Halvorsen knew the children of the city were suffering. To lift their spirits, he began dropping chocolate and gum by parachute.

Michael O. Tunnell tells an inspiring tale of candy and courage, illustrated with Lt. Halvorsen's personal photographs, as well as letters and drawings from the children of Berlin to their beloved "Uncle Wiggly Wings."

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melbutler02, October 20, 2014 (view all comments by melbutler02)
What a moving story; you can't help but smile while reading it. It gave just the right amount of WWII history to set the scene, but not too much, as it is a children's book. I plan to purchase a copy for all of my nieces and nephews for Christmas this year.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781580893367
Publisher:
Charlesbridge Publishing
Subject:
United states
Illustrator:
Tunnell, Michael O.
Author:
Tunnell, Michael O.
Subject:
Air pilots, Military -- United States.
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography : General
Subject:
History - Military & Wars
Subject:
Air pilots, Military
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Biography
Subject:
Military & Wars
Subject:
history;berlin;wwii;candy;biography;germany;novel;berlin airlift;children;non-fiction;war;air force;hope;pilots;cold war;pilot
Subject:
history;berlin;wwii;candy;biography;germany;berlin airlift;novel;children;non-fiction;war;hope;pilots;cold war;pilot;air force
Edition Description:
Charlesbridge Hardcover
Series:
Junior Library Guild Selection
Publication Date:
20100731
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 4 up to 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
YES
Pages:
120
Dimensions:
9.36x7.48x.60 in. 1.09 lbs.
Age Level:
08-12

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Children's » Nonfiction » US History
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Candy Bomber: The Story of the Berlin Airlift's "Chocolate Pilot" (Junior Library Guild Selection)
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"Synopsis" by , After World War II, the U.S. and Britain airlifted food and supplies into Russian-blockaded West Berlin. U.S. Air Force Lieutenant Gail Halvorsen knew the children of the city were suffering. To lift their spirits, he began dropping chocolate and gum by parachute. A remarkable true story full of history and heart.
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