Reading Rainbow: Gift of the Sacred Dog (1984)

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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The importance of the horse in the lives of the Plains Indians is the focus of this program in the Reading Rainbow series. The Gift of the Sacred Dog by Paul Goble tells the story of a young boy who introduces the horse to his people. In the show's field trip segment, host LeVar Burton travels to Montana to show young viewers a Native American ceremony. Reading Rainbow: Gift of the Sacred Dog also offers reviews of books on related matters, including Moonsong Lullaby by Jamake Highwater, and Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears by Verna Aardema.



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