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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 is a fantasy story about a young bat named Stellaluna who has lost her mother after being attacked by an owl. Stellaluna falls into the nest of a young bird family and quickly learns how to survive as a bird in the world. Unfortunately, many of her bat tendencies aren't welcome in the world of birds. It isn't until she is learning to fly that she runs into her mother and is reunited with her real family.

Teaching Connections: character study, making predictions, visualizing, making connections, summarizing, sequencing a story, comparing and contrasting birds and bats, informational bat study ( )
  EmmaNicolazzo | Dec 15, 2016 |
Summary: Stellaluna is a very confused bat. When she got lost from her mother, she is adopted by birds who teach her to eat insects and not sleep upside down. But eventually Stellaluna's battiness comes in handy and might just help her find her way home.

Review: Stellaluna is a precious book about how all our talents are useful. The birds' skills were helpful just like Stellaluna's bat skills, it just depended on the situation.

Craft Elements/Lesson: Do you think Stellaluna still loves her mother, brother, and sister birds? ( )
  lmguest | Dec 9, 2016 |
This book has a lot of great vocab to teach students and has a really great message as well of being different. The illustrations are so realistic and this book both the text and illustrations were great. ( )
  Oliviacap | Nov 21, 2016 |
I greatly enjoyed Stellaluna by Janell Cannon. This book has a lot of great characters and aspects of writing. The main character Stellaluna is a strong and brave character. In the beginning of the story Stellaluna and her mother are separated by an owl. The young baby is dropped in a birds nest. She soon believes that she is a bird and needs to act the same that they do, she adapts. Finally when she meets another bat this leads her back to her mother, while being rejoiced she does not forget about her bird family. I enjoy this character because she has a big heart and shows that she can be friends with anyone and not just animals that are like her. The illustrations are very good, they are realistic while still being fun to look at. The writing style in the book is easy to read while still having very good details. ( )
  MeganSiebeneichen | Nov 16, 2016 |
This is one of my favorites. Stellaluna the bat lives with a bird family after being separated from her mother. It can be used in conjunction with a lesson on bats. ( )
  ceb651 | Nov 10, 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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