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Mannucci, Mark

Overview
Works: 93 works in 185 publications in 1 language and 7,012 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Fiction  Drama  Children's television programs  Children's films  Film adaptations  Motion pictures  Poetry  Fairy tales  Educational television programs 
Roles: Director, Producer, Author of screenplay, Author
Classifications: QP376, 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 702 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bonus program: How to build a beating heart: "Scientists are using tissue engineering to harness the body's natural powers to grow skin, muscle, body parts and vital organs, even hearts." -- video.nationalgeographic.com
Stellaluna by Janell Cannon( Visual )

5 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in English and held by 480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After she falls headfirst into a bird's nest, a baby bat is raised like a bird until she is reunited with her mother
Rechenka's eggs( Visual )

5 editions published between 1992 and 2007 in English and held by 387 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 by Jeanette Winter( Visual )

4 editions published between 1993 and 2008 in English and held by 364 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
Tar beach( Visual )

4 editions published between 1992 and 2007 in English and held by 277 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 )

4 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and held by 272 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
The wall by Eve Bunting( Visual )

5 editions published between 1992 and 2007 in English and held by 260 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
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
Through moon and stars and night skies( Visual )

3 editions published between 1992 and 2007 in English and held by 244 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
Mrs. Katz and Tush( Visual )

5 editions published between 1993 and 2007 in English and held by 238 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
Mufaro's beautiful daughters an African tale( Visual )

4 editions published between 1988 and 2007 in English and held by 219 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
Bugs by Nancy Winslow Parker( Visual )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 196 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
Dive to the coral reefs and the magic schoolbus: inside the earth( Visual )

3 editions published between 1989 and 2008 in English and held by 184 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
Fly away home by Eve Bunting( Visual )

4 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in English and held by 172 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 )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 164 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
My shadow( Visual )

4 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Host LeVar Burton introduces the book My shadow, by Robert Louis Stevenson, illustrated by Ted Rand, which is an illustrated version of the poem in which a child describes her relationship with her shadow. Also discussed are light and shadow, shadow plays, and shadows in photography. Reviewed books are "Shadows and reflections" by Tana Hoban, "I have a friend" by Keiko Narahashi, and "Shadowgraphs anyone can make" by Phila H. Webb and Jane Corby
Tau the lion( Visual )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tau the lion tells about life on the African plain
Seashore surprises( Visual )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 150 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
Silent lotus( Visual )

3 editions published between 1993 and 2003 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A reading of the book, "Silent lotus" by Jeanne M. Lee about a little deaf girl who can communicate with her world through dance. Host LeVar Burton introduces viewers to the world of non-verbal communication and even tries his hand at sign language. Additional books reviewed: "The handmade alphabet" by Laura Rankin ; "Hand rhymes" collected and illustrated by Marc Brown ; "Amy : the story of a deaf child" by Lou Ann Walker
Is this a house for Hermit Crab?( Visual )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Hermit Crab outgrows his old house, he ventures out to find a new one
 
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