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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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I love the book Stellaluna for so many reasons. The plot of this book has a very early climax, and involves several resolutions. Stellaluna is a dynamic main character who learns to overcome losing her mother, adapting to life as a bird, and re-learning how to live as a bat. I loved that the other characters in this book, such as Pip, Flitter, and Flap, are used to teach readers about differences and similarities between the way birds and bats develop. The way the book is written is almost mystical and suspenseful as readers become eager to find out where Stellaluna will end up. The central message of this story is that while there may be so many things that make you feel different from someone, you also have so many similarities and this book does a great job of teaching acceptance of others.
  ShaynaNewman | Sep 2, 2015 |
It is a story of a lost young bat who finally finds her way safely home to her mother and friends. She goes through a lot of things to finally get back home.
  foleysh | Jul 28, 2015 |
Summary: Stellaluna is a fruit bat that gets lost from her mother when an owl attacks her and her mother. She fell into a tree, and when she could not hold on to the tree she fell into a nest. In the nest was three baby birds. When the mom would fly away she would return with food for the babies. Stellaluna was so hungry she closed her eyes and opened her mouth and in dropped a grasshopper. Soon Stellaluna learned to be like the birds. One day when the birds and Stellaluna were fyling around Stellaluna got separated and lost from them. Eventually other bats found Stellaluna and she was reunited with her mom. Stellaluna learned what it was truly like to be a bat instead of a bird, but she still remained friends with the three birds.
Personal Reaction: This is a cute and fun story to read to any child. Stellaluna tried to be something she wasn’t when all she needed to be was herself. Children could probably relate to this. While reading this book I also learned some of the differences between bats and birds.
Extension Ideas:1. This would be a good book to read when talking about bats.
2. You could have the kids draw their favorite picture from the book Stellaluna.
  Alicia917934 | Jul 17, 2015 |
Summary: This book is about a bat who falls into a birds nest and the mother of the nest feeds and takes care of the bat (Stellaluna).One day, the bat flew far away from the birds and ends up finding her mother again.

personal reaction: Was a very good children's book on fantasy and just a good read overall.

classroom extensions ideas: 1. Make some hands outs for the kids to color of bats.
2. Read it close to Halloween since its about bats.
  Matthew.Pluff | Jul 15, 2015 |
This book is such a powerful tool in teaching children about accepting people for who they are, especially our friends. This simple story of a bat is one children can enjoy and understand.
  bmm034 | Apr 30, 2015 |
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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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