This was a great book. It says that it is written for a younger audience. I didn't even know that there was an adult version of the book. I had heard about the dropping of candy during the Berlin Airlift following WWII, but I didn't know that it was started because the children would rather go without than give up their freedoms. The stories of some of the kids holding onto parachutes because to them it represented freedom. What an awesome story and such an uplifting story. Definitely good for the children, but also good for adults who just want a quick read on what happened that might prompt them to read the adult version.
I LOVE Mailing May!! I used this book in a lesson about questioning, but this book lends itself greatly to teach about the U.S. Postal Service and how to mail a letter. I would use this book to teach how to write a letter and how to address it and mail it. I had my kiddos fill out their own postal tags to mail themselves and they LOVED it!! I would use this book in 3 grade or above!
Mailing May is a true story of a little girl that is mail by train, as live stock, to her family. This is a book I will use for a "mini book" lesson for 3rd grade. It will be a great way for the students to understand a variety of things: sequence of events, understanding, comprehension, and writing. I also love this book as a whole group read. If you haven't read this I highly recommend it.