Synopsis by Alice Day
What was life like in the early part of the 19th century? Viewers will find out as they watch Reading Rainbow: Ox-Cart Man, which explores the daily routine of this time period. Host LeVar Burton goes to Massachusetts to explore Old Sturbridge Village, a site where people wear period costumes and go about the business of the 1800s. Tradesmen included blacksmiths and oxen trainers, and modern conveniences had yet to be invented. Among the books reviewed by the young critics are Wagon Wheels by Barbara Brenner, A Winter Place by Ruth Yaffe Radin, and Round Trip by Ann Jonas.
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