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Arthur; Buster’s Green Thumb; My Fair Tommy


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Buster’s Green Thumb; My Fair Tommy
Program Number

904; 120B; 117A

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

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Buster’s Green Thumb

Buster finds out that his collection of old food makes excellent compost -- which makes for even better tomatoes! He's dismayed when he runs out of fresh veggies to give away until his new friend, who runs the community garden, shows him what it takes to grow and care for his own plants.

My Fair Tommy

Neither of the Tibble twins has ever won the coveted "Good Behavior of the Week" cupcake award. When Tommy sets his sights on getting the prize, can D.W. show him how it's done, or will Timmy stand in his way?



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Social Issues
Greenwald, Carol (Series Producer)
CINAR (Series Producer)
Chicago: “Arthur; Buster’s Green Thumb; My Fair Tommy,” 11/22/2004, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 17, 2018, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_A85EE954DDBA4654A0E8A6601718763B.
MLA: “Arthur; Buster’s Green Thumb; My Fair Tommy.” 11/22/2004. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 17, 2018. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_A85EE954DDBA4654A0E8A6601718763B>.
APA: Arthur; Buster’s Green Thumb; My Fair Tommy. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_A85EE954DDBA4654A0E8A6601718763B
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