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Lancit, Larry

Overview
Works: 157 works in 229 publications in 1 language and 5,363 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Children's television programs  Children's films  Drama  Educational television programs  Fiction  Nonfiction television programs  Music videos  Documentary television programs  Folklore 
Roles: Director, Producer
Classifications: PN1992.77, 791.4572
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Larry Lancit
Digging up dinosaurs by Aliki( Visual )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 247 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
The life cycle of the honeybee( Visual )

4 editions published between 1987 and 2004 in English and held by 235 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 by Pete Seeger( Visual )

4 editions published between 1986 and 2008 in English and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reveals some of the ways a story can be told with music, including music videos, dance, and animation. Meet the musical group Run DMC. Features the book Abiyoyo, which is based on a South African lullaby about a boy and his father who come up with a plan to save their town from a giant. Reviews other books with related themes: Blackberry ink by Eve Merriam, Ayu and the perfect moon by David Cox, and Peter and the wolf adapted by Sergei Prokofiev
Gregory the terrible eater by Mitchell Sharmat( Visual )

9 editions published between 1983 and 2008 in English and held by 222 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
Bringing the rain to Kapiti Plain( Visual )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 204 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
The day Jimmy's boa ate the wash by Trinka Hakes Noble( Visual )

4 editions published between 1983 and 2007 in English and held by 203 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
Miss Nelson is back( Visual )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 177 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. Review books - Grandmama's Joy by Eloise Greenfield ; Daddy is a monster sometimes by John Steptoe ; Harlequin and the gift of many colors by Remy Charlip and Burton Supree
Mummies made in Egypt( Visual )

2 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 171 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
Imogene's antlers( Visual )

2 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 157 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
Liang and the magic paintbrush( Visual )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a reading of an old Chinese legend, Liang and the magic paintbrush, by Demi. Host LeVar Burton participates in a lion dance in New York City's Chinatown and explores computer art
Giving thanks : a Native American good morning message( Visual )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 137 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
Ox-cart man( Visual )

2 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 128 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
The Tortoise and the hare( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a reading of the book The tortoise and the hare, by Janet Stevens
Alejandro's gift( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 120 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 )

4 editions published between 1990 and 2008 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Bored, nothing to do" by Peter Spier is a story about two boys who build their own plane out of backyard materials, and actually fly it. LeVar Burton takes a flight lesson, and learns all about the miraculous feat of flying. Viewers go behind the scenes at an airport, and get a glimpse of the action that takes place before a plane takes off. Reviewed books include The magic of wings: a tale from China by Diane Nolkstein, Redbird by Patrick Fort, and Flying, from the Let's discover" Library
The patchwork quilt( Visual )

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

Presents a reading of the book The patchwork quilt, by Valerie Flournoy. Shot on location at Boston Children's Museum and hosted by LeVar Burton
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
Animal cafe( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 116 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
Feelings( Visual )

2 editions published between 1986 and 2004 in English and held by 115 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
Perfect the pig( Visual )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Perfect the pig" by Susan Jeschke is read by James Coco, and host LeVar Burton meets Kermit the Frog in the library
 
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