Candy Bombers: The Wall Trilogy #1
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Candy Bombers: The Wall Trilogy #1   -     By: Robert Elmer

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For cousins Erich and Katarina, survival in post-World War II Berlin isn't easy. But everything changes when they sneak inside an American cargo plane and meet a U.S. airman named Fred DeWitt. Though Erich has plenty of reasons to resent this man, in the end they must decide: cling to bitterness, or learn to forgive?

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Title: Candy Bombers: The Wall Trilogy #1
By: Robert Elmer
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 160
Vendor: ZonderKidz
Publication Date: 2006
Dimensions: 8.12 X 6 (inches)
Weight: 6 ounces
ISBN: 0310709431
ISBN-13: 9780310709435
UPC: 025986709433
Ages: 8-12
Series: Wall
Stock No: WW709430

Publisher's Description

Middle-school readers ages 8-12 can experience a story of action and adventure in Candy Bombers, book 1 in the Wall Trilogy series that presents historically accurate fiction which brings the past to life in a kid-friendly way. Cousins Erich and Katarina find themselves trapped behind the Berlin Wall in 1948, and must find a way to survive—despite the growing dangers around them.

Candy Bombers is perfect for:

  • kids interested in stories about spies, mysteries, adventure, and friendship
  • providing a fun and interesting series that helps readers 8-12 understand history in a real and understandable way
  • homeschool or school libraries
  • back to school reading, birthdays, and holiday gifts

Candy Bombers takes readers to Berlin, Germany in the spring of 1948. Teenage cousins Erich and Katarina are just trying to survive Soviet isolation and starvation when they see the Americans have food. When Erich sneaks inside a US cargo plane, he is caught by an American sergeant who tries to befriend him. Though Erich has plenty of reasons to resent this man, in the end he must decide—should he cling to bitterness or learn to forgive?

If you enjoyed Candy Bombers, be sure to check out the other books in the Wall Trilogy that continue the story: Beetle Bunker and Smuggler’s Treasure

Author Bio

Robert Elmer lives in the Seattle area with his wife and their little white dog, Farragut, who is named for the famous admiral. He is the author of over fifty books, most of them for younger readers (but some for grown-ups, as well). He enjoys sailing in the San Juan Islands, exploring the Pacific Northwest with his wife, and spending time with their three kids – along with a growing number of little grandkids.

Editorial Reviews

'With a mild Christian theme of forgiveness, Candy Bombers is suitable for boys and girls, Christian and non-Christian. The book exposes readers to some of the prejudicial political sentiments of the times and would make good extra-curricular reading for tween homeschoolers.' -- AspiringRetail

Author/Artist Review

Author: Robert Elmer
Located in: Bayview, Idaho
Submitted: December 21, 2006

    What do you hope folks will gain from this project?  I wrote this series for kids who love fast-paced adventure -- like I do. But there's so much more to it than that. Loyalty, faith, tragedy, courage... When you read these stories you'll discover real people wrestling with real-life faith issues. After all, they're based on real events! So in the bargain you'll learn some history, too, and find how God is faithful through the years, from generation to generation.

    Who are your influences, sources of inspiration or favorite authors / artists?  I guess you can call these "Christian spy stories for kids," and I grew up on a lot of these kinds of adventures. So it was only natural that I'd eventually write about Berlin -- and life behind the Berlin Wall. By the way, you'll learn more about the real-life Candy Bomber in the back of the book. This first book in the series was inspired by him.

    Anything else you'd like readers / listeners to know:  Hang on! These adventures will take you for a ride, and you'll see what it was like to live in a divided city, behind the hated wall that divided all of Germany during the Cold War years. With boy and girl characters from several generations, there's plenty of adventure for everyone.

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