Candy Bomber: The Story of the Berlin Airlift 's "Chocolate Pilot "

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Candy Bomber: The Story of the Berlin Airlift 's "Chocolate Pilot "

by Michael O. Tunnell

First Release:

July 2010

ISBN: 9781580893367

Candy was so scarce in Berlin in 1948 that when American Air Force Lieutenant Gail Halvorsen gave a few sticks of gum to a group of German children, they tore the wrappers into strips to pass around so they all could have a chance to smell them. The children's excitement inspired Halvorsen to start "candy drops," parachuting down small packages of treats as the U.S. Air Force flew food into West Berlin. Biographical note. Historical note. Author's note. Selected references. Index. Black-and-white photographs.
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  • ISBN: 9781580893367
    Edition: -
    Publisher: Charlesbridge
    Page Count: 120
    Trim Size: 7 3/8" x 9"
    Dewey Classification: 943/.15508
    Accelerated Reader: Level: 7.2, Points: 2
    Lexile: Level: 1130L
    Awards & Honors: 2011 NCTE Orbis Pictus Award Honor; IRA Teachers' Choices 2011, Advanced Readers; 2011 Top 10 Books for Youth, Biographies
    Genre: Nonfiction.
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