Reading Rainbow: Sam the Sea Cow (1992)

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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True-life stories can be more dramatic than fictional ones, and Sam the Sea Cow by Francine Jacobs features a real life-and-death situation for its hero. In Reading Rainbow: Sam the Sea Cow, Jason Robards narrates the tale of Sam, a manatee who becomes wedged in a sewer drain. The Miami Seaquarium comes to his rescue and provides a happy ending. At Sea World in Florida, LeVar Burton takes a good look at manatees, lending a hand as another manatee is released. The importance of wetlands is pointed out to him as he visits a wildlife refuge.

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