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Alistair's time machine

Author: Ed WisemanRonnie KraussPatricia MarxLeVar BurtonArnold StangAll authors
Publisher: Lincoln, NE. : Distributed by GPN Educational Media, ©2004.
Series: Reading rainbow, 071.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : Partial animation : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Children's television programs
Educational television programs
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Films
Juvenile works
Juvenile films
Material Type: Partial animation, Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Ed Wiseman; Ronnie Krauss; Patricia Marx; LeVar Burton; Arnold Stang; Roger Bollen; Marilyn Sadler; Lancit Media Productions.; WNED-TV (Television station : Buffalo, N.Y.); Great Plains National Instructional Television Library.; GPN Educational Media.
OCLC Number: 56032456
Language Note: English subtitles and closed-captioned.
Notes: Based on the book of the same title by Marilyn Sadler ; illustrated by Roger Bollen.
"The complete episode as seen on PBS"--Container.
"Proudly sponsored by The Children's Place"--Container.
Originally broadcast on the PBS TV Program in 1991.
Credits: Director of photography, Randy Drummond ; newsreel footage, Archive Films ; editor, James C. Wright ; music by Steve Horelick, Daniel Shklair, Oasis Music, Inc. ; opening animation by Ovation Films, Inc.
Performer(s): Hosted by LeVar Burton ; featured book read by Arnold Stang.
Target Audience: Not rated.
Description: 1 videodisc (ca. 30 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD.
Contents: Feature book: Alistair's time machine / Marilyn Sadler --
What would you do? --
Cool inventions --
Meet Thomas Edison --
The mind reader --
Review books: Find Waldo now / Martin Handford ; The many lives of Benjamin Franklin / Aliki ; What does it do? inventions then and now / Daniel Jacobs.
Series Title: Reading rainbow, 071.
Other Titles: Reading rainbow (Television program)
Responsibility: produced by Lancit Media Productions, Ltd. ; a production of WNED-TV and GPN ; directed by Ed Wiseman ; produced by Ronnie Krauss ; written by Patty Marx.

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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.

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