Mercedes and the Chocolate Pilot: A True Story of the Berlin Airlift and the Candy That Dropped from the Sky

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Title: Mercedes and the Chocolate Pilot <>Binding: Hardcover <>Author: MargotTheisRaven <>Publisher: SleepingBearPress

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..."Beautifully written and illustrated, this remarkable true story will linger with readers on many accounts."
-- "Courier-Express (DuBois, PA)" (December 19, 2002)

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The true story of a young German girl, Mercedes Simon, and of the American pilot, Gail Halvorsen, who shared hope and joy with the children of West Berlin by dropping candy-filled parachutes during the Airlift.

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