Reading Rainbow Episodes

1983, TV Show

Episode Detail: The Paper Crane - Reading Rainbow

A Japanese dance troupe performs. Also: "The Paper Crane," about a kind restaurateur who receives a magical gift from a stranger.

Episodes: Reading Rainbow (155)

11/10/2006: Show Way
11/9/2006: Game Day
11/8/2006: Boxes for Katje
11/7/2006: I Lost My Tooth in Africa
11/6/2006: The Biggest Test in the Universe
1/21/2005: Two Old Potatoes and Me
1/20/2005: Beegu
12/17/2004: Mr. George Baker
12/16/2004: Unique Monique
12/15/2004: Visiting Day
9/6/2002: Our Big Home: An Earth Poem
9/5/2002: Enemy Pie
9/4/2002: Max
9/3/2002: The Tin Forest
4/20/2001: Badger's Parting Gifts
3/16/2001: My America: A Poetry Atlas of the United States
2/16/2001: The Secret Shortcut
1/19/2001: Lemonade for Sale
11/20/2000: Pet Stories You Don't Have to Walk
5/8/2000: The Shaman's Apprentice
Hail to Mail
On the Day You Were Born
The Lotus Seed
The Wonderful Towers of Watts
Archibald Frisby
Tight Times
Miss Nelson Is Back
Bringing the Rain to Kapiti Plain
Louis the Fish
Digging Up Dinosaurs
Stellaluna
My Shadow
Ruth Law Thrills a Nation
Aspiring Astronauts
Ox-Cart Man
Rumpelstiltskin
Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch
The Bionic Bunny Show
Barn Dance
Knots on a Counting Rope
Dinosaur Bob and His Adventures with the Family Lazardo
Desert Giant: The World of the Saguaro Cactus
Abiyoyo
Hill of Fire
Perfect the Pig
The Tortoise and the Hare
Chickens Aren't the Only Ones
The Paper Crane
Humphrey the Lost Whale: A True Story
Stay Away from the Junkyard
Little Nino's Pizzeria
A Chair for My Mother
The Day Jimmy's Boa Ate the Wash
Mama Don't Allow
Three by the Sea
Mystery on the Docks
Best Friends
My Little Island
Duncan and Dolores
Ludlow Laughs
Dive to the Coral Reefs
Arthur's Eyes
Bea and Mr. Jones
Gregory the Terrible Eater
Imogene's Antlers
Paul Bunyan
The Purple Coat
Bored---Nothing to Do!
Tooth-Gnasher Superflash
Alistair in Outer Space
Animal Cafe
Germs Make Me Sick
The Gift of the Sacred Dog
Gila Monsters Meet You at the Airport
Florence and Eric Take the Cake
The Magic School Bus Inside the Earth
The Bicycle Man
Opt: An Illusionary Tale
Kate Shelley and the Midnight Express
Sunken Treasure
Snowy Day: Stories and Poems
The Adventures of Taxi Dog
Galimoto
Fox on the Job
Come a Tide
Seashore Surprises
Through Moon and Stars and Night Skies
Tar Beach
The Wall
Rechenka's Eggs
Sophie and Lou
The Lady with the Ship on Her Head
Furry News
The Salamander Room
Silent Lotus
Follow the Drinking Gourd
Mrs. Katz and Tush
If You Give a Mouse a Cookie
Amazing Grace
And Still the Turtle Watched
June 29, 1999
Borreguita and the Coyote
Once There Was a Tree
Alejandro's Gift
Uncle Jed's Barbershop
Owen
How Much Is a Million?
Fly Away Home
How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World
Someplace Else
Bread Is for Eating
Hotel Animal
Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin
Always My Dad
Regina's Big Mistake
Giving Thanks: A Native American Good-Morning Message
The Carousel
My Life with the Wave
Math Curse
Saturday Sancocho
When Aunt Lena Did the Rhumba
Work Song
Ty's One-Man Band
Alistair's Time Machine
Three Days on a River
Applemando's Dreams
Berlioz the Bear
A Three-Hat Day
Mummies Made in Egypt
The Milk Makers
The Runaway Duck
Sam the Sea Cow
The Life Cycle of the Honeybee
Watch the Stars Come Out
Raccoons and Ripe Corn
Simon's Book
The Piggy in the Puddle
Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters
The Patchwork Quilt
Hip Cat
Keep the Lights Burning, Abbie
Liang and the Magic Paint Brush
The Legend of the Indian Paintbrush
Space Case
Nosey Mrs. Rat
The Sign Painter's Dream
Bugs
Is This House for Hermit Crab?
The Brush
Summer
Jack, the Seal and the Sea
The Robbery at the Diamond Dog Diner
Martha Speaks
Feelings
The Sports Pages

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Premiered: 1983, on PBS
Rating: TV-Y
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Premise: A long-running series that tries to instill the joy of reading in children (the target age is 4-8). It has succeeded, as its Peabody and numerous Emmys and Parent's Choice awards attest.

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