Reading Rainbow: Legend of the Indian Paintbrush (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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This episode of Reading Rainbow tells the story of Little Gopher, who dreamed of being a painter from the time he was a small boy. When he grew older, he wanted most to be able to capture the colors of the sunset. Reading Rainbow: Legend of the Indian Paintbrush tells the heartwarming legend of how he achieved his wish. Dominic Arquero, a painter in New Mexico, is profiled, and host LeVar Burton visits the Naranjos, a family of potters. The program, like many in the series, addresses the cultural heritage of many ethnic groups. In a segment devoted to book reviews by youngsters, a selection of Native American books is analyzed.

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educational-television, reading, book, reading-skills, field-trip, learning-skills, literature, legend [fable]