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Arthur; D.W.’s Imaginary Friend; Arthur’s Lost Library Book


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D.W.’s Imaginary Friend; Arthur’s Lost Library Book
Program Number

104; 1B; 22B

Series Description

Each of the Arthur episodes consists of two independent stories that focus on themes and events central to children's lives. Whether it's facing down a bully, worrying about a new teacher, or being the very last person on earth to lose his baby teeth, Arthur and his friends manage to solve their third-grade dilemmas with imagination, kindness and a lot of humor. "What children love about Arthur is that he feels real to them," says Carol Greenwald, WGBH executive producer. "The emotions he experiences are universal. When Arthur triumphs over something, kids think they can, too. "The series will build on that sense of empowerment by showing how Arthur and his friends use effective, age-appropriate, problem-solving skills. Bringing a book-based series like Arthur to public television will also promote reading and writing skills. Series release date: 10/1996

Program Description

D.W.'s Imaginary Friend: Someone only D.W. can see has moved in with the Reads. Her name is Nadine, and she follows D.W. everywhere. (Be careful where you sit, or what you say, because Nadine is VERY sensitive.) But when D.W. insists on bringing Nadine to the amusement park, that's the last straw for Arthur. Does he have to be embarrassed by D.W. in front of all of his friends?

Arthur's Lost Library Book: Arthur is the first to take out the newest Scare-Your-Pants-Off book from the library. Unfortunately, a week later, he just can't figure out where he put it!



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CINAR (Series Producer)
Greenwald, Carol (Series Producer)
Chicago: “Arthur; D.W.’s Imaginary Friend; Arthur’s Lost Library Book,” 08/21/2007, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 11, 2018, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_70FB7E8334B74909A41FDC67723ED891.
MLA: “Arthur; D.W.’s Imaginary Friend; Arthur’s Lost Library Book.” 08/21/2007. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 11, 2018. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_70FB7E8334B74909A41FDC67723ED891>.
APA: Arthur; D.W.’s Imaginary Friend; Arthur’s Lost Library Book. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_70FB7E8334B74909A41FDC67723ED891
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