Reading Rainbow: Barn Dance! (1989)

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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Guest star Roy Clarke reads Barn Dance by Bill Martin Jr. and John Archinbaugh, as the story unfolds of a child who hears distant music coming from a barn. This highly acclaimed series encourages young children to enter the world of reading in a very entertaining way. Host LeVar Burton goes to a barn dance in Tennessee, and meets a real bluegrass band. Clogging is demonstrated, and a fiddle maker explains his craft. In the kid-reviewed books segment, I Like the Music, The Old Banjo, and Half a Moon and One Whole Star are discussed.

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educational-television, reading, book, reading-skills, field-trip, learning-skills, literature, dance [art]