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Mannucci, Mark

Overview
Works: 117 works in 249 publications in 1 language and 7,453 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Children's films  Children's television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Documentary television programs  Science television programs  Educational television programs  Fiction  Biography  Drama 
Roles: Director, Producer, Author of screenplay, Author
Classifications: PN1992.77, 791.4572
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Mark Mannucci
Brain games( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 719 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
A year in space ; and, Beyond a year in space( Visual )

5 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and held by 487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A year in space: Adapted from Time's original digital video series, this program is the chronicle of Scott Kelly's twelve-month stay on the International Space Station, the purpose of which was to test human limits in preparation for a manned mission to Mars
Stellaluna( Visual )

6 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in English and held by 429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Host LeVar discovers a mysterious and fascinating world of nocturnal animals, and explores the not-so-silent world of slumber and dreams. Presents a reading of the book Stellaluna about a fruit bat who is raised as a bird after falling into a birds nest
Rechenka's eggs( Visual )

7 editions published between 1992 and 2008 in English and held by 348 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
Follow the drinking gourd( Visual )

8 editions published between 1993 and 2008 in English and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Runaway slaves journey north along the Underground Railroad by following directions in a song "The drinking gourd". Other segments include: LeVar talks about slavery: LeVar introduces students to the history, heroes, stories, and music of the African American culture which emerged from slavery ; Songs about slavery: the a capella group, Sweet Honey in the Rock, perform and share their historical knowledge of slavery
Human body( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 245 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
Zin! zin! zin! : a violin by Lloyd Moss( Visual )

6 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ten instruments take their parts one by one in a musical performance
Tar beach( Visual )

4 editions published between 1992 and 2008 in English and held by 224 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
The wall( Visual )

4 editions published between 1992 and 2007 in English and held by 223 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
Mrs. Katz and Tush( Visual )

4 editions published between 1993 and 2007 in English and held by 202 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
Through moon and stars and night skies by Ann Warren Turner( Visual )

3 editions published between 1992 and 2007 in English and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stories about adoption from children who were adopted, including a book titled "Through moon and stars and night skys" by Ann Turner, about a boy from a foreign country who is adopted in America. Additional books reviewed include "Horace" by Holly Keller, "Fathers, mothers, sisters, brothers : a collection of family poems" by Mary Ann Hoberman, and "Free to be--a family : a book about all kinds of belonging" by Marlo Thomas and Friends
Dive to the coral reefs( Visual )

5 editions published between 1989 and 2008 in English and held by 200 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 the coral reef and the many plants and animals that live in it. Host, LeVar Burton scuba dives in a coral reef off the Florida Keys where he encounters tropical fish and fascinating coral. Viewers will meet a reef doctor who resores life to damaged reefs with living coral. Featured book is "how to hide an octopus and other sea creatures" by Ruth Heller
Mufaro's beautiful daughters : an African tale by John Steptoe( Visual )

6 editions published between 1988 and 2007 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Featured story Mufaro's beautiful daughters is read by Phylicia Rashad. Host LeVar Burton learns about traditional African instruments and their making. The show ends with scenes of African music and dance from a celebration in New York's Central Park. Reviewed books include Who's in rabbit's house? by Verna Aardema, Jambo means hello: Swahili alphabet book by Muriel Feelings, and the JARTA series by Hugh Lewin
Decoding Watson( Visual )

4 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discovering the secret of life at age 25 with Francis Crick, Nobel Prize-winning scientist James Watson has thrived on making headlines ever since. His discovery of DNA's structure, the double helix, revolutionized human understanding of how life works. Uncover his signature achievements, complexities, and contradictions, including his penchant for expressing unfiltered points of view
Bugs( Visual )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 177 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
Fly away home( Visual )

5 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in English and held by 160 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 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A reading of the book, "Berlioz the bear" by Jan Brett about a musical group of bears is followed by host LeVar Burton's visit to the streets of New York City to see the street musicians and the Boys Choir of Harlem. Additional books reviewed: "The Science book of sound" by Neil Ardley, "Georgia music" by Helen V. Griffith, and the "Introduction to musical instruments series" by Dee Lillegard
Seashore surprises( Visual )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 141 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 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

LeVar builds a house for his favorite flying friends in his own backyard
Giving thanks : a Native American good morning message by Jake Swamp( Visual )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 127 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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