Reading Rainbow

Paul Bunyan

Season 3, Ep 1, Aired 7/1/85
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  • Episode Description
  • To profile tall tales and legends such as Paul Bunyan, John Henry and Johnny Appleseed, LeVar is at a logger's camp for the bulk of the program. After the featured book, this program shows the work necessary to put out a forest fire. Buddy Ebsen reads the story of legendary lumberman Paul Bunyan, who supposedly carved the Grand Canyon and cut down hundreds of forests in his travels.

  • Cast & Crew
  • LeVar Burton

    Host

  • Tina Fabrik

    Theme Singer (telecasts of 1983-1998 only)

  • Lydia Wilen

  • Joan Wilen

  • Buddy Ebsen

    Narrator

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (1)

    • LeVar: Paul Bunyan was so big. Big Voice: HOW BIG WAS HE? LeVar: Well, he was so big that when he fell, he fell out of state. (The big voice laughs out loud.)

    Notes (1)

    • Featured Books: Paul Bunyan retold by Steven Kellogg The Legend of Blue Bonnet by Tomie DePaola The Whale in the Sky by Anne Sibarelle The Star-Spangled Banner by Peter Spear

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