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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 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 |
A very clever book! Great for tell point of view and thinking about all the different characters like the bird and the bat.
  kes030 | Apr 30, 2015 |
This sweet story will connect students to their past experiences because the illustrations are so beautiful and the author does an excellent job of connecting the read to how all the emotions of the Stellaluna. It would be great in a writer's workshop for brainstorming and planning one's favorite memory. ( )
  Kdd026 | Apr 29, 2015 |
The illustrations feel so real. This book works great for a shared reading because you can really tell how the characters are feeling from her pictures. Could be a great book for expression or even snapshot planning and brainstorming through different emotions.
  peyrobs | Apr 29, 2015 |
I love this book for just about every reason. The illustrations are AMAZING. This book works great for a shared reading because you can really tell how the characters are feeling from her pictures. This is a great book for expression. And it's also a great book for writers workshop in just about every category. This book really touches on the main character feeling happy, sad, proud, embarrassed, alone, excited. So it's great for recalling times when you felt that way for planning and brainstorming. ( )
  RaineyNicole | Apr 29, 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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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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