Reading Rainbow: The Tortoise and the Hare (1983)

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 Reading Rainbow host LeVar Burton goes up against top competitors in a bike race, he finds out the true meaning of the story of The Tortoise and the Hare. This adaptation by Janet Stevens of the classic story is read by Gilda Radner. Burton tries the Marine Corps obstacle course in Hawaii to test his endurance. He finds that winning doesn't always mean finishing in first place, and tells viewers about the importance of giving their best effort. Other related books in this episode are Hill of Fire, Albert the Running Bear's Exercise Book, and Hooray for Snail!.

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