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

Candy Bomber by Michael O. Tunnell
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Dec 31, 2011

really liked it

What a great story! This is a biography written for kids. So, it's short and easy to read!
Gail Halvorsen is a true hero. He saw a way to give the kids in war torn Germany some hope... and he acted! Truly amazing how many TONS of candy he and his friends ended up delivering. I loved this quote from one of the school children who was 10 years old when got one of Halvorsen's parachutes with a Hershey's chocolate bar attached to it.
"Suddenly, out of the mist came a parachute with a fresh Hershey chocolate bar from America... It took me a week to eat that candy bar. I hid it day and night. The chocolate was wonderful, but it wasn't the chocolate that was most important. What it meant was that someone in America cared. That parachute was something more important than candy. It represented hope. Hope that someday we would be free. Without hope the soul dies."
I'm going to have my kids read this book as well!!
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December 31, 2011 – Shelved
January 7, 2012 – Started Reading
January 8, 2012 – Finished Reading

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