Mercedes and the chocolate pilot : A True Story of the Berlin Airlift and the Candy That Dropped from the Sky. / Margot Theis Raven.
View other formats and editions
- ISBN: 9781627531269 (electronic bk)
- ISBN: 9781627532136 (electronic bk)
- Physical Description: 1 online resource
- Publisher: Ann Arbor : Sleeping Bear Press, 2013.
Title from eBook information screen..
A True Story of the Berlin Airlift and the Candy that Dropped from the Sky. Life was grim in 1948 West Berlin, Germany. Josef Stalin blockaded all ground routes coming in and out of Berlin to cut off West Berliners from all food and essential supplies. Without outside help, over 2.2 million people would die. Thus began the Berlin Airlift, a humanitarian rescue mission that utilized British and American airplanes and pilots to fly in needed supplies. As one of the American pilots participating in the Airlift mission, Lt. Gail S. Halvorsen helped to provide not only nourishment to the children but also gave them a reason to hope for a better world. From one thoughtful, generous act came a lifelong relationship between Lt. Gail and the children of Berlin. This is the true story of a seven-year-old girl named Mercedes who lived in West Berlin during the Airlift and of the American who came to be known as the Chocolate Pilot. Artist Gijsbert van Frankenhuyzen's evocative paintings...
|Target Audience Note:||
Text Difficulty 3 - Text Difficulty 5
LG/Lower grades (K-3rd)
4.7 ATOS Level
|System Details Note:||
Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 5482 KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 2644 KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB).
Search for related items by subject
|Subject:||Young Adult Nonfiction.