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Truett, Cecily

Overview
Works: 34 works in 61 publications in 1 language and 2,031 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Children's television programs  Motion pictures  Children's films  Drama  Educational television programs  Fiction  Folklore  Film adaptations  Nonfiction television programs 
Roles: Producer
Classifications: PN1992.77, 791.4572
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Cecily Truett
The life cycle of the honeybee( Visual )

3 editions published between 1987 and 2004 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Host Levar Burton visits a real-life beekeeper and examines a beehive. Viewers will learn how honey is extracted from combs and how important the queen bee is to a well-organized hive
Abiyoyo( Visual )

2 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reveals some of the ways a story can be told with music, including music videos, animation and dance. Features the book Abiyoyo, which is based on a South African lullaby with text by Pete Seeger. Reviews other books with related themes
Miss Nelson is back by Harry Allard( Visual )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses surprises and disguises and presents a reading of the book, Miss Nelson is back, by Harry Allard and James Marshall. While Miss Nelson is away her students decide to create a lookalike to fool their principal. Their substitute teacher, Miss Swamp, sets things straight
Imogene's antlers by David Small( Visual )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Travels to the Philadelphia Zoo to get a close-up look at various animals strutting with their horns, antlers, feathers, colors, stripes and a multitude of animal fashions. Features the book Imogene's antlers by David Small, in which a young girl wakes up one morning to discover that she has grown antlers. Reviews other book with related themes
Hot-air Henry( Visual )

4 editions published between 1984 and 2008 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a reading of the book Hot-air Henry, by Mary Calhoun. Host LeVar Burton attends a colorful national ballooning event in South Carolina. He then provides a comical look into the past at some flying machines that didn't. Three books are also reviewed: "Easy-to-make spaceships that really fly" by Mary Blocksma and Dewey Blocksma, "The big balloon race" by Eleanor Coerr, and "Just us women" by Jeannette Caines
Feelings( Visual )

2 editions published between 1986 and 2004 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Probes the world of feelings and how they affect us and those around us. Features the book "Feelings" by Aliki, which uses pictures, dialogs, poems and stories to portray various emotions we feel. Viewers get to meet Koko the gorilla and see how Koko communicates using sign language. Reviewed books are "Honey, I love and other love poems" by Eloise Greenfield, "Fireflies!" by Julie Brinckloe, and "Loudmouth George and the sixth-grade bully" by Nancy Carlson. Highlighted book is "Koko's kitten" by Dr. Francine Patterson
Animal cafe( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores New York City at night to look at what really happens during the late night hours into the wee hours of the morning. Features the book Animal cafe by John Stadler and reviews other books with related themes
Best friends( Visual )

2 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two best friends learn to share a puppy and LeVar meets eight golden retriever puppies
The Gift of the sacred dog by Paul Goble( Visual )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a Native American legend that tells the story of a boy who brought the gift of the horses to his people and the significance of the horse to the Plains Indian. Also visits the Crow Agency in Montana and observes a special ceremony of the Old Elk family. Discover how contemporary and traditional Native American life and traditions meet, and learn about common words that have Native American roots
The milk makers by Gail Gibbons( Visual )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Visits California's dairy country and features the book 'The milk makers', written and illustrated by Gail Gibbons, which explains how cows produce milk and how it is processed before being delivered to stores. Reviews books on related themes
Arthur's eyes by Marc Tolon Brown( Visual )

2 editions published between 1983 and 1986 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a reading of the book Arthur's eyes, in which a boy shy about wearing glasses finds himself in some awkward scrapes. Also features a poem from Arnold Adoff's All the colors of the race, read by Maya Angelou. Animated
Louis the fish( Visual )

2 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a reading of the book Louis the fish about a butcher who wishes to be a fish and turns into a salmon. Kids on the show discuss what they would like to be. A variety of sea animals are shown while the song "Sea living" plays. Viewers meet trainer Dennis Markham of Aqua Circus of Cape Cod who introduces them to his dolphins Dixie and Dolly
Three days on a river in a red canoe by Vera B Williams( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a reading of the book Three days on a river in a red canoe, by Vera B. Williams. Host LeVar Burton goes camping with a group of enthusiastic youngsters
Perfect the pig( Visual )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Perfect the pig" is a story in which a pig gets his wish of having wings and it makes his life almost perfect. Host LeVar Burton meets Kermit the Frog in the library. Reveiwed books are "Poinsettia and her family" by Felicia Bond, "The bionic bunny show" by Marc Brown and Laurene Krasny Brown, and "Hector, the accordion-nosed dog" by John Stadler. Highlighted book is "The book of pigericks" by Arnold Lobel
Liang and the magic paintbrush by Demi( Visual )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An old Chinese legend, about a boy who finds a paintbrush that magically brings pictures to life leads host LeVar Burton to participate in a lion dance in New York City's Chinatown and to explore calligraphy and computer art. Three books are also reviewed: "Emma" by Wendy Kesselman, "Ben's trumpet" by Rachel Isadora, and "If you take a pencil" by Fulvio Testa
Mummies made in Egypt( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Mummies made in Egypt" by Aliki describes the techniques and reasons people used mummification in ancient Egypt. Host LeVar Burton visits museums to look at mummies and watch research and restoration work being done on mummies in museum collections. Reviewed books are "A peddler's dream" by Janice Shefelman, "Alvin Ailey" by Andrea Davis Pinkney, and "Zora Hurston and the chinaberry tree" by William Miller
Meanwhile back at the ranch( Visual )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Meanwhile back at the ranch" by Trinka Hakes Noble is a story about a rancher who drives to Sleepy Gulch and misses an eventful day back home. Host LeVar Burton experiences the Old West as he rides a stagecoach across the Arizona desert and visits Old Tucson, an authentic western town. He gets a taste of cowboy life when he wears true western garb, complete with spurs, chaps and a ten-gallon hat. Viewers meet a stunt woman who demonstrates rope tricks and stunts on horseback. Reviewed books are "Dakota dugout" by Ann Turner, "Bossyboots" by David Cox, and "Rodeo" by Cheryl Walsh Bellville
Chickens aren't the only ones by Ruth Heller( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chickens aren't the only animals that lay eggs. The featured book explains that many animals lay eggs and they are called oviparous. Other segments include: Which came first - the chicken or the egg?: LeVar goes to the Moyer Hatchery to ask the roosters & hens that question ; I'm breaking out: features a visit to an incubator room at the hatchery and a baby chick hatching from it's shell ; Loggerhead turtles: a turtle biologist joins LeVar to watch loggerhead turtles lay their eggs in the sand, later they return to watch the turtles hatch and make their way back to the ocean
The Patchwork quilt( Visual )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using scraps cut from the family's old clothing, a young girl learns the secret ingredient in her grandmother's special quilt of memories. In this episode LeVar goes to the Boston Children's Museum, where he discovers kids learning to make their own brightly-colored patchwork quilts. Then he explores how three generations of an Italian American family work together in their food store making some of the foods that are store specialties
Barn dance!( Visual )

3 editions published between 1983 and 2007 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Program-Synopsis: The show Follow the Drinking Gourd explores an infamous chapter in America's history. As host LeVar Burton celebrates the road to freedom paved by the Underground Railroad, he introduces viewers to the history, heroes, stories and music of the African-American culture which emerged from slavery"--1993 Peabody Awards form entry excerpt. Through drawings, music, and re-enactments, this program looks at slaves and slavery and the story of the underground railroad, as told in the story, Follow the drinking gourd. The drinking gourd was representative of the Big Dipper, which runaway slaves were told to follow on their journey north along the underground railroad. The program also includes songs performed by Sweet Honey in the Rock and Georgia Sea Island Singers, and recommended related books
 
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