Reading Rainbow - Season 12

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Episode Guide

  • 10/14/94
    6.4
    Once again the show looks into firsts in air travel, recounting great pilots such as Bessie Coleman, Amelia Earhart and the featured book's heroine, Ruth Law. Linda Lavin narrates the story of Ruth Law, who traveled from Chicago to New York City in a single engine airplane, without benefit of headlights to keep the weight down, in the early 20th century, in two days.moreless
  • My Shadow
    Episode 9
    10/13/94
    10
    Shadow art is looked at, as LeVar interviews an artist who creates brilliant shadow puppetry with his hands. Robert Guillaume reads the poem My Shadow, by Robert Louis Stephenson, about how shadows are cast by light and are reflections of our image.
  • Stellaluna
    Episode 8
    10/12/94
    6.8
    Bats are explored in this episode, showing the different kinds and their natural habitats.

    Anne Jackson reads Stellaluna, about a baby fruit bat who gets separated from her mother and accidentally falls into a bird's nest, and gets adopted by the mother bird.
  • Hail to Mail
    Episode 7
    10/11/94
    10
    Al Roker reads the story about how mail is delivered all around the world by following a letter that keeps getting forwarded every time it misses reaching the addressee, who is moving around on a long term trip.
  • The Lotus Seed
    Episode 6
    10/10/94
    10
    Young people who emigrated to the United States from Asian countries are interviewed and discuss having to learn a new language and fitting in with other children their age while dealing with language and cultural barriers. Rona Figueroa reads the story of The Lotus Seed, about a woman who flees her native country during wartimes and manages to save only one memento, a lotus seed given to her by her mother from the garden she tended for the emperor.moreless
  • 10/7/94
    7.0
    Creativity is the theme as LeVar spends the day painting a mural and other artwork. Michael Learned tells the story of Appelemondo, a boy whose daydreams were so vivid that they could be seen developing above his head, and how his friends learned how to capture the dreams to make beautiful paintings to decorate their town.moreless
  • 10/6/94
    10
    There is still use to a tree stump, as the feature book entails. Eli Wallach reads the story about the lifetime of a tree, and how different animals and people made use of the tree during its many stages, from sapling to tall tree to a cut down stump.
  • Summer
    Episode 3
    10/5/94
    10
    Not just summer, but all the seasons are highlighted in the feature book. Ossie Davis narrates a photographic pictoral book about animals that are more active during the summer months, and great photos of weather conditions during the warm months, like sunsets, night skies filled with fireworks, and fun activities like swimming and boating.moreless
  • 10/4/94
    5.1
    LeVar spends the day in a barrio in East Los Angeles studying Mexican culture as he visits friends who make their own guitars, eats some traditional food, and discusses the cultural differences that are practiced in both Mexico and the US. LeVar even meets up with the popular Latin rock band, Los Lobos.

    Olga Merediz reads Borreguita and the Coyote, the tale of a clever lamb who continually outsmarts a coyote determined to eat her.moreless
  • Nosey Mrs. Rat
    Episode 1
    10/3/94
    8.0
    Observing people is the theme of the day, as LeVar finds himself with time to kill before a business meeting and chooses to watch children at a playground while he waits.

    Faith Prince reads Nosey Mrs. Rat, about a snooping neighbor who always spies on her friends and family for gossip to spread, and how a young boy, looking for revenge after she informed his parents about a school incident, gives the lady her comeuppance using a video camera to spy on her.moreless
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