Reading Rainbow: Mystery on the Docks (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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In this episode of the Reading Rainbow series, Raul Julia is the guest narrator of Mystery on the Docks, a story by Thacher Hurd about the dramatic rescue of an opera singer kidnapped by a group of rodent thugs. Host LeVar Burton heads for the waterfront to try to solve a mystery. Tugboats and giant cranes are part of the scenery at the docks, and Burton provides a close-up look at both. The enthusiastic board of child book reviewers scrutinizes The Wreck of the Zephyr by Chris Van Allsburg, Nate the Great by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat, and Big City Port by Betsy Maestro and Ellen Del Vecchio.

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