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

ISBN-10: 1580893376
ISBN-13: 9781580893374
Author: Tunnell, Michael O.
Interest Level: 4-7
Publisher: Charlesbridge

Publication Date: July 2010

Copyright: 2010

Page Count: 120

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Interest Level

Grades 4-7

Reading Level

Guided Reading: W
Lexile: 1130L
Accelerated Reader Level: 7.2
Accelerated Reader Points: 2.0

BISAC Subjects

JUVENILE NONFICTION / History / United States / 20th Century

JUVENILE NONFICTION / People & Places / Europe

After World War II the United States and Britain airlifted food and supplies into Russian-blockaded West Berlin and to lift the spirits of the children who were suffering there, USAF Lieutenant Gail Halvorsen began dropping chocolate and gum by parachute, soon becoming known and beloved as "Uncle Wiggly Wings." Illustrated with Lt. Halvorsen's personal photographs as well as letters and drawings from the children of Berlin. A Jr. Lib Guild Selection.
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