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Candy Bomber - Michael O. Tunnell
Candy Bomber
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A true story of chocolate, bubble gum, and hope.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... show more
A true story of chocolate, bubble gum, and hope.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."Back matter includes a biographical note, a historical note, a source list, an index, and a note from the author.Click here to see a short film about the Berlin Airlift, created and narrated by Gail Halvorsen.Read more about Gail Halvorsen, the other candy bombers, and other American heroes during the Berlin Airlift in Andrei Cherney's The Candy BombersThis book is good for your brain because:World History, Government, Genre Study, Non-fiction narrative
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781580893374 (1580893376)
ASIN: 1580893376
Publisher: Charlesbridge
Pages no: 120
Edition language: English
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Mike Mullin, Author
Mike Mullin, Author rated it
5.0 Candy Bomber: The Story of the Berlin Airlift's "Chocolate Pilot"
This is a book about heroism. Not the hollow Jack Bauer style of heroism, but the quiet, ordinary type that all of us could aspire to. In July of 1948, Lieutenant Gail Halvorsen dropped three little bundles of candy via parachute to waiting children in Berlin, beginning what grew into Operation Litt...
MargaretBolingMullin
MargaretBolingMullin rated it
5.0 Candy Bomber: The Story of the Berlin Airlift's "Chocolate Pilot"
3/23/2011 ** I just read @Mike Mullin's review - beautifully written and a reminder that when one does good things, good things often happen in return. I succumbed to peer pressure, or perhaps just reconsidered as I talked more with people about this tale. I've increased my rating to 5*.3/20/2011 ...
Peace, Love & Books
Peace, Love & Books rated it
4.0 Candy Bomber: The Story of the Berlin Airlift's "Chocolate Pilot"
Great treatment of a little-known story.
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