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Mannucci, Mark

Works: 98 works in 215 publications in 1 language and 7,179 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Children's films  Drama  Children's television programs  Film adaptations  Fiction  Nonfiction television programs  Educational television programs  Animated films  Science television programs 
Roles: Director, Producer, Author of screenplay, Author
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Mark Mannucci
Brain games( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 736 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"[This] three-part series provides a fascinating window into the inner workings of the brain as never before. Through interactive experiments and tricks, [the programs] reveal how our brains create the illusion of a seamless reality. As these revealing experiments provide a unique view into our brains, the world's leading experts explain how and why these tests work."--Container
Stellaluna by Janell Cannon( Visual )

6 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in English and held by 448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

LeVar discovers a mysterious and fascinating world of nocturnal animals, and explores the not-so-silent world of slumber and dreams
Follow the drinking gourd : a story of the Underground Railroad by Bernardine Connelly( Visual )

9 editions published between 1993 and 2008 in English and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A reading of the book, "Follow the drinking gourd" by Jeanette Winter about the Underground Railroad that helped lead slaves to freedom. Host LeVar Burton introduces viewers to the history, heroes, stories and music of the African-American culture which emerged from slavery. Additional books reviewed: "Shake it to the one you love the best : play songs and lullabies from the black musical traditions" collected and adapted by Cheryl Warren Mattox ; "A picture book of Harriet Tubman" by David A. Adler ; "Sweet Clara and the freedom quilt" by Deborah Hopkinson
Rechenka's eggs( Visual )

8 editions published between 1992 and 2008 in English and held by 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Natural and crafted eggs are the subject of this program hosted by LeVar Burton. The Russian story of "Rechenka's eggs" by Patricia Polacco is read, the viewer visits the author, who decorates an egg using the Ukranian art of pysanky. Also included is an experiment to show the strength of an egg and students watch many animals hatch from eggs. Three other books are introduced, including "The talking eggs" by Robert D. San Souci, "Stefan & Olga" by Betsy Day, and "I made it myself" by Sabine Lohf
Human body by Tao Le( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With stunning footage and cutting-edge technology, National Geographic explores the human body from the inside out as never before. Four classic programs look at how the incredible human machine works, from the miraculous in-utero development of a fetus to the mechanics of a beating heart, and from the formation of skin to the amazing way complicated systems work together for sensing, adapting, reproducing, regenerating, and thinking
Tar beach by Faith Ringgold( Visual )

5 editions published between 1992 and 2008 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Host LeVar Burton introduces the book "Tar beach" by Faith Ringgold about a young girl's dream of flying above her Harlem home, claiming all she sees for herself and her family. Also includes discussions about other activities on the rooftops of New York City, a suspension bridge in the city, and booktalks about "I'm flying" by Alan Wade, "To sleep" by James Sage, and "On Grandma's roof" by Erica Silverman
Zin! zin! zin! : a violin by Lloyd Moss( Visual )

5 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zin! zin! zin! : a violin, by Lloyd Moss, explores the melodious, rhythmical, mathematical groupings that make music fun. LeVar visits the Julliard School of Music and the percussion performers, STOMP. Books reviewed are Max found two sticks by Brian Pinkney, Meet the orchestra by Ann Hayes, and The maestro plays by Bill Martin jr
Bugs by Nancy Winslow Parker( Visual )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bugs includes general information, jokes and descriptions of the physical characteristics, habits, and natural environment of a variety of common insects. Other segments include: LeVar visits Insect world: with the assistance of an entomologist LeVar discovers the uniqueness of a wide variety of bugs and insects at Cincinnati Zoo's Insect World ; See the migration of Monarch Butterflies: take a trip to the mountains in Mexico to find out where monarch butterflies go when they migrate for the winter
A year in space ; and, Beyond a year in space( Visual )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beyond a year in space: Presents the scientific analysis of Scott Kelly's year on the International Space Station, answering questions regarding the effects of space on humans and what safety measures will be necessary for journeys into deep space
The wall by LeVar Burton( Visual )

5 editions published between 1992 and 2007 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inspired by the moving story of The wall, host LeVar Burton visits the Vietnam Veteran's Memorial in Washington, D.C. Viewers meet Maya Lin, the talented young architect who designed this amazing monument. A look at Mount Rushmore and a mural dedicated to Louis Armstrong expands the concept of walls as a way to pay tribute to those who have gone before. Three books are also reviewed: "Tillie and the wall" by Leo Lionni, "All those secrets of the world" by Jane Yolen, and "My grandson, Lew" by Charlotte Zolotow
Through moon and stars and night skies by Ann Warren Turner( Visual )

3 editions published between 1992 and 2007 in English and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

LeVar explores the variety of ways families are created: the Harris family has 2 children, both adopted; the Peck family is a single mother and 9 adopted children; the Abney family is a set of parents, 2 brothers and an adopted sister. Viewers learn that families are really created by love. The read-aloud book, Through moon and stars and night skies, by Ann Turner is about a young boy's memories of coming to America to be adopted. Follow up activities are about family coat of arms, wall hanging, and a visit to the library for suggested works
Mrs. Katz and Tush( Visual )

5 editions published between 1993 and 2007 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A discussion of relationships that transcend age and cultural differences leads to the reading of "Mrs. Katz and Tush" by Patricia Polacco. LeVar's relationship with his "bubbie" shows another example
Dive to the coral reefs and the magic schoolbus: inside the earth by Reading Rainbow( Visual )

5 editions published between 1989 and 2008 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The featured book "Dive to the coral reefs" written by Elizabeth Taynton, Paul Erickson and Les Kaufman, describes the formation of a coral reef and the many plants and animals that live in and around these underwater communities. Host, LeVar Burton scuba dives in the coral reefs off the Florida Keys where he encounters tropical fish and a variety of fascinating coral. Viewers will also meet a "reef doctor" who restores life to damaged reefs by transplanting living coral. Featured books are "How to hide an octopus & other sea creatures" by Ruth Heller ; "I can be an oceanographer" ; and "Creatures of the sea" by John Christopher Fine
Mufaro's beautiful daughters : an African tale by John Steptoe( Visual )

6 editions published between 1988 and 2007 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a reading of the book Mufaro's beautiful daughters written by John Steptoe. Mufaro's two beautiful daughters, one bad-tempered, one kind and sweet, go before the king, who is choosing a wife
Fly away home by Patricia Hermes( Visual )

4 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fly away home is a story of a homeless boy and his father who live in an airport. Other segments include: Views from the street: which features homeless children ; Losing your home: children left homeless from a fire express their feeling about homelessness ; Community help: describes the work of an organization called Common Sense, whose members collect pennies and use them to buy items for homeless shelters. Also features a teenager describing why he volunteers at a food distribution organization called City Harvest
Berlioz the bear( Visual )

4 editions published between 1992 and 2008 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

LeVar cruises the musical realms of New York in a program featuring the Boys Choir of Harlem. James Avery narrates the tale of Berlioz the Bear, a story about a bass-playing bear who gets in a jam. His animal friends who play music help him out, but all fail until a bee from inside Berlioz's bass saves the day. In this unedited, original episode of Reading Rainbow, join LeVar Burton on an educational and entertaining adventure through classic books, video field trips and the always favorite "kid book reviews."
I lost my tooth in Africa( Visual )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the book "I lost my tooth in Africa" a young girl visiting her father's family in Mali loses her tooth, places it under a calabash, and receives a hen and a rooster from the African Tooth Fairy. Viewers get to see what a trip to the dentist is really like and what a Quinceanera celebration means to Latin American girls. Reviewed books are "Madlenka" by Peter Sis, "My wobbly tooth must not ever never fall out" by Lauren Child, and "Rites of passage: coming of age" by Mandy Ross
Seashore surprises( Visual )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explains how waves, sand, and pebbles form at the seashore and describes the animals, plants, and shells that can be found on the beach when the tide goes out. Other segments: Suprises on the shore: LeVar shows how the shoreline is constantly changed by the wind, sun, and sea. He explores an island beach and finds seaweed, coral, waves, and animals that live inside shells ; Surprises in the sea: red mangrove trees and the animals that live in them on the non-beach side of the island are explored
Is this a house for Hermit Crab?( Visual )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Hermit Crab outgrows his old house, he ventures out to find a new one
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
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Zin! zin! zin! : a violinMrs. Katz and Tush