Reading Rainbow: Liang & the Magic Paintbrush (1984)

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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When Liang picks up a magic paintbrush, his subjects become real in this Reading Rainbow episode's story about a child who has a powerful desire to paint. Host LeVar Burton takes a look at Chinese-American life with a visit to Chinatown to examine a cross-section of the culture. Young viewers get a glimpse of the creations of a chef and a calligrapher.Burton also gets a lesson in the use of computer graphics to produce artwork and ends up in a Chinese celebration. Other books in the program include If You Take a Pencil by Fulvio Testa, Emma by Wendy Kesselman, and Ben's Trumpet by Rachel Isadora.

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educational-television, reading, book, reading-skills, field-trip, learning-skills, literature, magic