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Stellaluna by JANELL CANNON

Stellaluna (original 1993; edition 1993)


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Info:Harcourt Brace (1993), Edition: 4th edition, Paperback, 44 pages
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Stellaluna by Janell Cannon (1993)


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Stellaluna is a bat who believes that she is supposed to live with birds. She adapts to the bird's way of life, and she just cannot understand why she does not quite fit in. When she finally meets another bat, they tell her that she is not supposed to be living like a bird, she should stay awake at night and sleep upside down. This book talks about diversity, and how others from different backgrounds can get along and be friends, as well as also discussing how a bat lives their lives. ( )
  BlaireEHill | Oct 22, 2016 |
This is an appropriate book for a unit about bats! Moreover, it can be used to introduce the concept of trying new things and going out of one's comfort zone. ( )
  MadalynRoach | Oct 20, 2016 |
I really enjoyed this book, it was actually one of my favorite books growing up. The illustrations really help to enhance the story. For example, the main character Stellaluna has very expressive faces during scenes in the book like learning how to fly. She looks very scared and frightened and really adds to how the reader would imagine Stellaluna's feelings. Another reason why I liked this books was because of the plot. There is many conflicts that Stellaluna overcomes throughout the book that adds to the book. Stellaluna tries to be like a bird but feels different because she is a bat. For example she struggles with flying and eating like a bird but learns to overcome it. The message of this story being an individual. Although Stellaluna tries to fit in she struggles until she realizes that being different is better. ( )
  Erica_Dickey | Oct 18, 2016 |
This is such a cute story! It is a great fall story and kids LOVE it!! It has great pictures and it also includes great facts that are true about bats. ( )
  AmberHester | Oct 16, 2016 |
The baby bat lost her mom in the beginning in the story, but luckily is taken in by birds to help care for her. Being that she is now in the bird family, she must act, sleep and eat like one too which did not seem right to her. Luckily, the bat is reunited with her mother bat at the end of the story and is relieved to see how it is to really live like a bat which included eating fruits and no more gross bugs. ( )
  LaurenSchifter | Oct 4, 2016 |
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To Burton H. Cannon and Nancy A. Cannon With Love
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In a warm and sultry forest far, far away, there once lived a mother fruit bat and her new baby. 
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Baby bat Stellaluna's life is flitting along right on schedule--until an owl attacks her mother one night, knocking the bewildered batlet out of her mother's loving grasp. The tiny bat is lucky enough to land in a nest of baby birds, but her whole world has just turned upside down. Literally. Stellaluna's adoptive bird mom accepts her into her nest, but only on the condition that Stellaluna will act like a bird, not a bat. Soon Stellaluna has learned to behave like a good bird should--she quits hanging by her feet and starts eating bugs. But when she finally has an opportunity to show her bird siblings what life as a bat is like, all of them are confounded. "How can we be so different and feel so much alike?" one asks. "And how can we feel so different and be so much alike?" asks another. "I agree," Stellaluna responds. "But we're friends. And that's a fact." Anyone who has ever been asked to be someone they're not will understand the conflicts--and possibilities--Stellaluna faces. This gorgeously illustrated book is sure to be an all-time favorite with readers, whether they've left the nest or not. (Click to see a sample spread. Illustration from Stellaluna, © 1993 by Janell Cannon, reproduced by permission of Harcourt Brace & Company) (Ages 4 to 8) --Emilie Coulter

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After she falls headfirst into a bird's nest, a baby bat is raised like a bird until she is reunited with her mother.

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