is my new favorite children's Christmas book this year.
Normally, I read these books to myself before I read them to my
kids, but I picked this off the shelf and just started reading.
That was a mistake! I could barely read. I cried through the whole book.
I was so touched with the sweet story.
I definitely recommend using the DVD to tell the story. It comes with it.
And Tom Brokaw doesn't bawl like a little baby.
Christmas from Heaven is the True Story of Gail Halvorsen, a young pilot in the US Army Corps who was assigned to be a cargo pilot and fly needed supplies into Berlin which was blocked by the Soviet Union. These missions were live saving for the people who couldn't get food, supplies or the necessities of life.
One day Halvorsen sees a group of about 30 children watching the planes come and go. He desperately wants to help them but he has nothing to give. He takes out 4 pieces of gum out of his pocket. He passes them through the fence to the children and witnesses them divide up the gum ever so carefully to share with all. The children smell the wrappers and smile. He becomes determined to do more.
You will have to buy the book to read about how Halvorsen became known to a war-torn country as the Candy Bomber.
WARNING: KEEP BOX OF TISSUES HANDY.
I included this photo of Gail Halvorsen signing copies of his new book. I love seeing pictures of our service men and women.
This picture below is an image of my Grandfather (left) who flew missions during World War II and was also a pilot.
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