Synopsis by Alice Day
In the featured book, Paper Crane, a man who owns a restaurant is honored for his generous nature with a gift of a paper crane. Amazingly, the crane comes to life and dances for him. The theme of Reading Rainbow: Paper Crane is Japanese culture, as host LeVar Burton puts on a kimono and offers viewers a glimpse into this world. Origami is demonstrated, and a vegetable carver shows off his skills. In a musical number, Soh Daiko, Japanese dancers, invite Burton to join them in a rousing festival of the drums. Books reviewed by the panel of youngsters include Easy Origami by Dokuohtei Nakano and How My Parents Learned to Eat by Ina R. Friedman.
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