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Download Mercedes and the Chocolate Pilot: A True Story of the Berlin Airlift and the Candy That Dropped from the Sky Audiobook (Unabridged)

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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (178 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Margot Theis Raven Narrator: Barbara McCulloh Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2012 ISBN:
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In 1948 West Berlin, Mercedes and her mother rely on the noisy American planes that form a sky bridge into the city, bringing vital food and supplies. But the planes deliver more than flour, clothing, and coal. Every day, one special plane wiggles its wings, and its pilot drops small candy-filled parachutes for the children. How can Mercedes get the Chocolate Pilot to drop some candy just for her?

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Beth Hughes | 2/15/2014

    " A wonderful story about the Berlin Airlift! I love this time in history and this story brings hope and love! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary Warner | 2/1/2014

    " Great story of the Berlin Airlift. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maureen Panganiban | 1/31/2014

    " This book was about a pilot who dropped chocolate during the war and a little girl who wrote him a letter. It was cool because the pilot is from Utah. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carol | 1/23/2014

    " A beautifully written and illustrated childrens' book. "The Berlin Airlift of 1948-1949 is still one of the greatest humanitarian missions the world has ever known. Like a great sky bridge, airplanes flew 24 hours a day, three minutes apart, to feed 2.2 million people for 15 desperate months." My dear friend Ingrid lent me the book who was there and lived through the war and the after effects of it. I highly recommend this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Penny | 12/19/2013

    " good booklegger book for 4th & 5th graders "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Suz | 12/6/2013

    " Great read-aloud for WWII unit. For more historical background and related facts, pair it with "Chocolate Bomber." "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gina Peterson | 12/3/2013

    " This book was a little too advanced for my 4 year old, but I loved it! It brought me to tears, especially since I read it at Christmas time. My husband and I went to a Christmas concert where the story of the "Candy Bomber" was told (by Tom Brokaw), and I checked this book out of the library wanting to share the story with my daughters. I was very impressed with the way the book was written. I loved it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tricia | 11/29/2013

    " This is such a heart warming true story of the amazing Berlin air lift following WWII. Col. Gail S. Halvorsen is a true hero. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Teri | 11/15/2013

    " LOVED this one too! A really touching story. For sure we'll be revisiting this when we get to WWII. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 La Tisha Wammack | 11/4/2013

    " Wonderful story for children about the Chocolate Pilot and what he meant to all of the children. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 P | 10/24/2013

    " Excellent story about hope and candies that a caring pilot delivered from the sky to the children of Berlin. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 YiShun | 10/19/2013

    " love this book. take fifteen minutes out of your day for a feel-good book about Operation Little Vittles and the Berlin Airdrops. perfect! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah | 9/9/2013

    " This is an awesome story! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Breanne Meline | 8/26/2013

    " This has been a family favorite for years! It gets me every time. I love the Gail Halverson's determination to help these children and his generosity towards Mercedes. I've often wondered how many Americans sent him candy! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary | 8/8/2013

    " So sweet, made me cry! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rachel | 7/18/2013

    " I loved this book! It is about a little girl during the Berling Airlift. She lives through it and occasionally gets visited by the chocolate pilot. This book is a true story, so it is great to teach about World War II/Cold War but also a great read aloud and topic to reflect about. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Pauline | 4/29/2013

    " From an educator's standpoint, there's so much to learn from this picture book...from a reader/mommy standpoint, there's so much to enjoy!!! Based on a true story, this beautiful picture book tells of the relationship between little Mercedes and the "Chocolate Pilot". Simply beautiful. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hannah | 2/5/2013

    " A beautiful book about the pilots who risked everything to feed those who were closed in by the Berlin wall, all from the perspective of a little German girl. Perfect cross-curriculum book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ruth | 1/25/2013

    " This is the true story of a pilot from Utah during the Berlin airlift. It's fun. (He visited the Cedar City library last week for their Jubilee of the book) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Esther May | 11/22/2012

    " I loved this story. Good things can come out of hard times. My kids loved hearing about the Chocolate pilot as well. What an amazing guy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tessa | 10/7/2012

    " What a great story! Now I want to read an adult bio of the Chocolate Pilot! The illustrations were great and the story well told. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katie | 5/28/2012

    " Lovely picture book for older elementary kids "

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