Academic journal article New England Reading Association Journal

Mercedes and the Chocolate Pilot

Academic journal article New England Reading Association Journal

Mercedes and the Chocolate Pilot

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RAVEN, MARGOT THEIS. (20O2). Mercedes and the Chocolate Pilot. Chelsea, MI: Sleeping Bear Press. ISBN: 1585360694. Reviewed by Sada Koslowski, Grade 3

Mercedes and the Chocolate Pilot is a true story of a pilot who dropped candy to kids in Germany during the second World War. He dropped candy instead of bombs and that made me very happy. I think this book is very special because it told about a real thing that happened that I didn't know about before I read the book.

Mercedes is the main character in the story. She lived with her mom in Berlin, Germany during the war. She lived on a small farm with chickens but the chickens didn't lay very many eggs. One day, she saw that a plane was dropping food and clothes down, but that scared the chickens. Once, the pilot landed the plane and gave out gum and after that, he dropped candy out of the plane. …

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