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Christmas from heaven : the true story of the Berlin candy bomber / as read by Tom Brokaw ; illustrated by Robert T. Barrett ; written for the Mormon Tabernacle Choir by David T. Warner.

Brokaw, Tom, (author.). Barrett, Robert, 1949- (illustrator.). Warner, Dvid T. (Added Author).
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Available copies

  • 7 of 7 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

Current holds

0 current holds with 7 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Bloomfield Eastern Greene Co PL - Bloomfield Main JUV 943 BRO (Text) 36803001041420 NONFIC-J Available -
Fayette Co PL - Connersville J943 BROKAW (Text) 39230031700923 Children Books Available -
Perry Co PL - Cannelton Branch J 943 BRO (Text) 70622000041076 CPL-Juvenile Nonfiction Available -
Princeton PL - Princeton J 943.155 Bro (Text) 30890000397222 Youth Non-Fiction Youth room, Lower level Available -
Princeton PL - Princeton JVD Christmas (Text) 30890000397230 Youth DVD/Bl-ray Lower level Available -
Spencer Co PL - Parker Branch (Hatfield) J 943 BRO (Text) 70741200102730 Juvenile Non Fiction Available -
Spencer Co PL - Rockport Main Library J 943 BRO (Text) 70741000125722 Juvenile Months of the Year Available -
 DECEMBER: Months of the Year. [ r.h. 2013-10-28 @ SPCPLRP ]

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781609077006
  • ISBN: 1609077008
  • Physical Description: 33 unnumbered pages : color illustrations, photographs, map ; 25 x 29 cm + 1 DVD (4 3/4 in.)
  • Publisher: Salt Lake City, Utah : Shadow Mountain, [2013]

Content descriptions

General Note:
"Includes DVD of Tom Brokaw with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square"--Title page.
Summary, etc.:
Christmas from Heaven is the story of the humble beginnings of what became a beacon of hope to a war-torn land, the story of Gail Halvorsen, a young pilot in the US Army Air Corps who was assigned as a cargo pilot to the Berlin Airlift, in which US forces flew much-needed supplies into a Soviet-blockaded Berlin. As he performed his duties, Lt. Halvorsen began to notice the German children gathered by the fences of Tempelhof Air Base. Knowing that they had very little, he one day offered them some chewing gum. From that small act, an idea sprang: He would bomb Berlin with candy. Fashioning small parachutes, he and his crew sent them floating down as they approached the Berlin airport, wiggling the wings of their C-54 as a signal to the children that their anticipated cargo would soon arrive.
Target Audience Note:
AD 1000 Lexile.
AD1000L Lexile
Subject: Halvorsen, Gail S.
Berlin (Germany) > History > Blockade, 1948-1949.
United States. Air Force. Military Airlift Command > Biography.
Air pilots, Military > United States > Biography.

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