Reading Rainbow: My Little Island (1987)

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 the Reading Rainbow series, primary school-aged children experience the benefits of reading, as the programs highlight books covering a wide range of subjects. A popular segment of the show is a field trip to a site related to the topic discussed in the featured book. This episode features My Little Island by Frane Lessac. The story is about a boy who brings a friend along when he visits his birthplace, Montserrat in the Caribbean Islands. Host LeVar Burton travels to the island so viewers can see the lushness of the tropical environment. He also takes viewers on a mountain chicken hunt while exploring the exotic flowers and vividly colored fruits of the region.

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