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Lancit, Larry

Overview
Works: 112 works in 207 publications in 1 language and 4,971 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Drama  Fiction  Folklore  Film adaptations  Television programs  Reviews  Software  Television adaptations  Educational television programs 
Roles: Director, Producer
Classifications: PZ7, 791.4572
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Most widely held works by Larry Lancit
Gregory the terrible eater ; Gila monsters meet you at the airport by Mitchell Sharmat ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1983 and 2008 in English and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Segment of the television program featuring the story about a young goat whose fussy eating habits worried his parents. Also discusses other animals in the zoo, and what they eat
Digging up dinosaurs by Aliki ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Introduces readers to many types of dinosaurs whose skeletons and reconstructions are seen in museums and explains how scientists uncover, preserve, and study fossils. Other segments: The mysteries of dinosaurs: LeVar buries a time capsule and relates this activity to what we find now when we look at dinosaurs from the past ; What makes a dinosaur?: dino-history poem with visuals of present day animals who are related to dinosaurs ; Let's dig up fossils: a visit to the Dinosaur National Monument where dinosaur fossils are dug
Mummies made in Egypt ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1988 and 2008 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Corinne Orr reads the featured book by Aliki, Mummies made in 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 include "I can be an archaeologist" by Robert B. Pickering, "Bill and Pete go down the Nile," by Tomie de Paola, and "Visiting the art museum" by Laurence Krasny Brown and Marc Brown
The Day Jimmy's boa ate the wash by Trinka Hakes Noble ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1983 and 2007 in English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A reading of the book, "The day Jimmy's boa ate the wash " by author Trinka Hakes Noble and illustrator Steven Kellogg. Host LeVar Burton also visits an exotic pet shop, a farm, and a livestock fair
Abiyoyo ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Reveals some of the ways a story can be told with music, including music videos 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
Liang and the magic paintbrush by Demi ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1983 and 2007 in English and held by 185 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
Bringing the rain to Kapiti Plain by Verna Aardema ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents a reading of a tale from the Nandi people of Kenya, Verna Aardema's Bringing the rain to Kapiti Plain. Host LeVar Burton also plans a fun-filled day around rainy weather, including an aerial charge of a thunderstorm and puddle-hopping
Hot-air Henry ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1984 and 2007 in English and held by 176 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
Imogene's antlers ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1988 and 2008 in English and held by 171 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
Pet stories you don't have to walk ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
LeVar experiences the joys of pet ownership when he and his canine companion, Roy, hang out at the "U-Wash-Doggie" and have a birthday celebration for Roy at "The Three Dog Bakery." Viewers learn about pet adoption and meet Baldo and his pet parrot Bubu. In a heart-warming segment, the owner of Scarlett, the cat who rescued her five kittens from a fire, relates the story of her special pet
The Patchwork quilt by Valerie Flournoy ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 166 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
The Tortoise & the hare Hill of fire by Janet Stevens ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents a reading of the book The tortoise and the hare, by Janet Stevens
Miss Nelson is back by Harry Allard ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 148 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
The life cycle of the honeybee ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 141 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
Giving thanks a Native American good morning message by Jake Swamp ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This prayer of the Iroquois Indians celebrates the precious and rare gift of the natural world and the resources of the Earth. Other segments include: Visit a cranberry farm: LeVar visits a Maine cranberry farm and shows how cranberries are grown, and harvested ; Clay from the earth: a visit to Pueblo, AZ provides an introduction to the process and traditions of creating beautiful Pueblo pottery ; Planting a tree: kids in New York City tell about why they are planting a tree in their neighborhood
The robbery at the Diamond Dog Diner ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1988 and 2007 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Peter Falk reads the featured book The robbery at the Diamond Dog Diner about a talkative chicken named Gloria Feathers who tries to outwit a couple of Diamond Robber Mutts. Host LeVar Burton goes behind the grill at Rosie's Diner and gets a quick lesson on becoming a short-order cook. Viewers also get a close-up look at how pasta is made. Reviewed books are Aunt Eater loves a mystery by Doug Cushman, Better Homes and Gardens Step-by-step kids' cook book and A cache of jewels and other collective nouns by Ruth Heller
Ox-cart man ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lorne Green reads "Ox-cart man" by Donald Hall, a story of family life in 19th century New England, and host LeVar Buton visits Old Sturbridge Village, Massachusetts, a hands-on living museum. The books reviewed are "Round trip" by Ann Jonas, "A winter place" by Ruth Yaffe Radin, and "Wagon wheels" by Barbara Brenner
Alejandro's gift ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In Alejandro's gift, by Richard E. Albert, Alejandro creates an oasis at his house in the desert as a gift for all of the animals that live near him. Also, in this program, host LeVar Burton discovers an oasis in the California desert and travels to Niagara Falls. The books It rained on the desert today, by Ken and Debby Buchanan, The desert alphabet book, by Jerry Pallotta, and Water, water everywhere, by Mark J. Rauzon and Cynthia Overbeck Bix are reviewed
Bored-- nothing to do ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1989 and 2008 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On a lazy afternoon, two bored brothers keep themselves busy by building and flying an airplane. LeVar visits an airport and shows all the activity required to allow airplanes to fly
Animal cafe ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 120 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
 
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