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GPN Educational Media

Overview
Works: 285 works in 316 publications in 1 language and 4,405 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Drama  Fiction  Film adaptations  Television programs  Reviews  Software  Interactive multimedia  Music  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Classifications: Z1037.A1, 791.4572
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Most widely held works by GPN Educational Media
The tradition of performing arts in Japan the heart of Kabuki, Noh and Bunraku ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1989 and 2005 in English and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This episode introduces kabuki, bunraku, and Noh. It features a scene from Adachigahara that illustrates such distinctive features as the stark stage and stylized movement. The episode also includes a bunraku excerpt from Tsubosaka-kannon Regigenki that highlights the role of the narrator and the puppeteers. It offers scenes from Yoshitsune that show the flamboyant scenery, exaggerated gestures, colorful makeup, and acrobatics of kabuki"--Container
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
Paul Bunyan ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents a reading of the book Paul Bunyan, by Steven Kellogg. Deals with a forest fire, Smokey Bear, and woodsmen competitions. Shot on location in Maine and hosted by LeVar Burton
The Patchwork quilt by Valerie Flournoy ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents a reading of the book The patchwork quilt, by Valerie Flournoy. Shot on location at Boston Childrens Museum and hosted by LeVar Burton
The Day Jimmy's boa ate the wash by Trinka Hakes Noble ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents a reading of the book the Day Jimmy's boa ate the wash, By Trinka Hakes Noble. Host LeVar Burton also visits a farm and a livestock fair, interviewing a man who greases a pig for a pig scramble
Game day ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Game day" is a story of teamwork and perseverance based on the childhood of National Football League stars and twin brothers Tiki and Ronde Barber. Viewers meet Ashley and Kristen, Olympic hopefuls, who are 14 year old twins training for the Olympics in a swimming competition and Daniel who is working on his abilities since a brain injury at age 12. Reviewed books are "The Blue ribbon day" by Katie Couric, "Winners never quit" by Mia Hamm, and "Pecorino plays ball" by Alan Madison
The Piggy in the puddle ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Host LeVar Burton intoduces the art of claymation and participates in creating a production of "The Piggy in the puddle" by Charlotte Pomerantz. Also includes booktalks about "This house is made of mud" by Ken Buchanan, "The Hippopotamus song" by Michael Flanders and Donald Swann, and "Oink" by Arthur Geisert
I lost my tooth in Africa ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 124 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
Alistair's time machine ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents a reading of the book "Alistair's time machine" by Marilyn Sadler which tells the story of Alistair who enters a science competition and invents a machine that takes him to many places and time periods. Film clips show some wild inventions that never made it. LeVar meets "Thomas Edison" who shows him his inventions of the light bulb and the phonograph. Reviewed books are "Find Waldo now" by Martin Handford, "The many lives of Benjamin Franklin" by Aliki, "What does it do? Inventions then and now" by Daniel Jacobs
Reading rainbow ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Madame Pompenstance competes for the Best Headdress Award at the Fancy Dress Ball, unaware that a small ship has sailed onto her head and has become part of her headdress
The life cycle of the honeybee ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1988 and 2008 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Barbara Feldon reads the featured book, The Lifecycle of the honeybee, by Paula Z. Hogan. This book illustrates how bees make honey. Host LeVar Burton visits a beekeeper and examines a beehive close up. Viewers will learn how honey is extracted from combs and how important the queen bee is to a well-organized hive. Featured book reviews are 'The Reason for a flower, ' written by Ruth Heller, 'The Lady and the spider, ' written by Faith McNulty, and 'Going buggy, ' written by Peter and Connie Roop
Duncan & Dolores ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents a reading of the book Duncan & Dolores by Barbara Samuels. Dolores learns to curb some of her more smothering tendencies and wins the affection of her new pet cat, Duncan
The carousel ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Two sisters find that the horses of a broken carousel have come alive in the rain. Also discusses the power of legacies, lessons passed from generation to generation
Martha speaks by Susan Meddaugh ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents a reading of Susan Meddaugh's Martha speaks, in which Martha, the family dog, learns to speak after eating alphabet soup. A variety of dogs also appear. Reviewed books are "My puppy is born" by Joanna Cole, "Earth hounds, as explained by Professor Xargle" by Jeanne Willis, and "The night I followed th dog" by Nina Laden
Germs make me sick ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The book explains what germs are, how bacteria and viruses affect the human body, and how the body fights against them. Other segments include: Finding out about germs: LeVar uses a microscope to discover what germs really look like ; How your body fights germs: animation featuring the body's defense team works in action ; How bacteria can help: a visit to an organic farm illustrates how micro-organisms are important to growing food
Stellaluna ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 55 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
Reading rainbow ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 55 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
Humphrey the lost whale a true story ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The feature book, written by Wendy Tokuda and Richard Hall, and illustrated by Hanako Wakiyama, is based on the journey of a California humpback whale. It follows the amazing journey of "wrong-way" Humphrey as he finds his way back to the sea with the help of some friends. Read by Jane Pauley, the story moves Le Var to spend a day at sea where he uncovers some of the mysteries of the majestic whale. Naturalist Cindy Belt takes us whale watching as she tells us about whale behavior. Then, Greg Early, rescue lead, tells about 3 young pilot whales that were beached and eventually rescued. Includes film clips of the real Humphrey the lost whale, who swam up the Sacramento river in California, and film clips of whales and the sounds they make
Feelings ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A reading of the book, "Feelings" by author Aliki. Probes the world of feelings and how they affect us and those around us. Also features the book "Koko's kitten" by Francine Patterson
How much is a million? ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A mathematical magician helps readers conceptualize a million, a billion, and a trillion. Other segments include: Really big numbers: LeVar explores ways of counting large numbers as he talks to people who share grouping and estimating techniques ; How crayons are made: a visit to the Crayola Crayon Factory shows how crayons are made and talk about the large number of crayons they handle in their jobs ; Football estimation: a visit to Giants Stadium shows how vendors and stadium employees use estimation to prepare for game day
 
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GPN, LLC
Nebraska Educational Telecommunications (Organization). GPN Educational Media
Smarterville Productions. GPN Educational Media
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English (34)
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