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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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This was a great book for two main reasons. I loved the main character, Stellaluna. She is a relateable character who feels awkward and like she does not belong when she is living among birds, even though she is a bat. I think that everyone has felt at some point that they do not belong, or that they have to hide who they are, so I enjoyed reading about a character who also felt this way. I also liked the plot. I thought that is was nice that at the end of the story, Stellaluna was reunited with her mom and even remained friends with her bird "siblings". The big idea in this book is to always be yourself, and do not force yourself to be something you are not. ( )
  maddieburchell | May 2, 2016 |
I would use this book to teach about nocturnal animals in an ecosystem. I think this is a great book, I am a big fan of all the works by Janell Cannon. I think this book offers more than just a great moral, I think it also shows how many species are similar, and it also has the underlying theme of adaptation in it as well. This is a great book for my text set. The illustrations are also very detailed. ( )
  rachelpelston | Apr 29, 2016 |
A neat element abou this book is that is ties fiction and facts together. It requires deeper background knowledge of the reader to be able to decipher reality from fiction. ( )
  Erin_Holte | Apr 26, 2016 |
A cute bat does not know what to eat but she is hungry. A great introduction to learn about bats and the different things they eat. It is also a great way to show that although many bats look the same, not all bats eat the same thing. Humans are the same way. Different people eat different things based on taste preference, culture, and what food is available. There could also be a tie in for a lesson on ecosystems and food chains. Overall, this book is a great educational book about a very sweet bat. I personally like this book because Stellaluna is a very sweet character. At times it can be annoying that she cannot figure things out, but as a whole her character is just too enjoyable. ( )
  sdoody1 | Apr 18, 2016 |
This is a great example of fiction because the story being told is made up. I have loved this book ever since I was a child. The illustrations are beautiful and the story is so touching. Media is acrylic
  rwild13 | Mar 31, 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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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0152802177, Hardcover)

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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