About this title: There is a scientific emphasis in this episode of Reading Rainbow, as host LeVar Burton discusses the importance of trees in the environment. Reading Rainbow: Once There Was a Tree looks at the way in which trees grow and their role in ecosystems. Viewers can also see how maple syrup is produced from sugar maples. The author of the featured book, Once There Was a Tree, is Natalia Romanova, and it is read by Eli Wallach. The Tree in the Woods, The Tremendous Tree, and Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf are reviewed by the youngsters on the show. Alice Day, Rovi
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