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A true story of chocolate, bubble gum, and hope.After World War II the United States and Britain airlifted food and supplies into Russian-blockaded West Berlin. US Air Force Lieutenant Gail S. Halvorsen knew the children of the city were suffering. To lift their spirits, he began dropping chocolate and gum by parachute.Michael O. Tunnell tells an inspiring tale of candy and courage, illustrated with Lt. Halvorsen's personal photographs, as well as letters and drawings from the children of Berlin to their beloved "Uncle Wiggly Wings."Back matter includes a biographical note, a historical note, a source list, an index, and a note from the author.Click here to see a short film about the Berlin Airlift, created and narrated by Gail Halvorsen.Read more about Gail Halvorsen, the other candy bombers, and other American heroes during the Berlin Airlift in Andrei Cherney's The Candy BombersThis book is good for your brain because:World History, Government, Genre Study, Non-fiction narrative
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Michael O. Tunnell (born 1950) is an American children's writer and educator. He is a teacher of children's literature at Brigham Young University (BYU).
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