Reading Rainbow: Alistair's Time Machine (1991)

Genres - Children's/Family, Language & Literature  |   Sub-Genres - Children's Educational, Children's Entertainment, Literary Studies  |   Run Time - 30 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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The featured book of this program deals with time travel, and LeVar Burton goes to a special park to talk with people from the past, including Thomas Edison and a cave woman who invented eating tools. In Alistair's Time Machine, read by Arnold Stang, Alistair creates a machine that takes him back to medieval times. This series of programs points out the importance of reading skills, while presenting entertaining segments related to the main story. A group of kids are asked to talk about their dream machines, and the book reviewers discuss The Many Lives of Ben Franklin and Find Waldo Now.

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educational-television, reading, book, field-trip, reading-skills, learning-skills, literature, inventor, time-machine