Mercedes and the Chocolate Pilot

Mercedes and the Chocolate Pilot

by Margot Theis Raven
Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press
48 pages
List Price: $17.95 Sale Price: $14.36
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This picture book tells the true story of an American pilot who, during the post-World War II Berlin Airlift, began dropping tiny parachutes filled with chocolates from his plane down to the children on the streets of West Berlin. One little girl named Margot, who was never able to catch one, sent a letter to Lt. Gail Halvorsen, the pilot who spearheaded the program. Moved by Margot's letter, Lt. Halvorsen sent her a special package and, ultimately, helped to restore her faith in human kindness. An epilogue explores how Margot and Lt. Halvorsen's friendship has endured over the years. Illustrated with color paintings.

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