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Mercedes and the Chocolate Pilot by Margot Theis Raven
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really liked it
bookshelves: n-history, f-picture, e-short, zbear-mentioned, l-lib

The best part of this book is that it is true. It was fun for me to read, because I've already read about the Chocolate Pilot, aka the Candy Bomber. The pictures are great, and really filled in a lot of people who haven't seen a bombed city. It is one thing to read about a bomb-riddled apartment house, and another thing to actually see what it looks like to walk down the street in such a city.

I wouldn't recommend the book for a preschooler. Not that there is anything scary or inappropriate, but because there are a lot of words per page, and there is so much background history to explain before a kid can appreciate the story. The book includes a page giving the background history, but there are no pictures. My preschooler just did not understand. My fourth grader, however, had a lot of questions and was ready for the answers.
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Started Reading
March 22, 2011 – Finished Reading
March 28, 2011 – Shelved

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