Reading Rainbow: Kate Shelley & Midnight Express (1991)

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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A young girl is the heroine in Kate Shelley and the Midnight Express, a true story about a train in peril, saved from certain disaster by Kate Shelley. Young viewers travel along with host LeVar Burton as he rides the Coast Starlight up the California coast. He checks out the various functions of specific cars on the train, including the dining car and the sleeper. Brian Dennehy appears as the guest reader. Other books covered in this episode include The Little Engine That Could, The Polar Express, and The Train to Lulu's.

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educational-television, reading, book, reading-skills, field-trip, learning-skills, literature, train [locomotive]