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Stellaluna (original 1993; edition 1993)

by JANELL CANNON

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

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While out searching for food, fruit bat Stellaluna and her mother are attacked by a vicious owl. Stellaluna is separated from Mother Bat and taken in by a family of birds where she must put aside her bat habits to fit in with her new family. But one fateful flight when she is separated from her adoptive siblings, Stellaluna is reunited with her bat family and learns that even though we’re different, we’re very much the same.
  CassityE | Mar 20, 2017 |
One of my favorite books from my childhood, Stellaluna is a story about a little bat, and her journey of flight through the night. This is also an informational texts about the life of a bat, like their diets, their place of dwelling, and their use of echolocation.

This would be a good book to use to introduce the study of animals and build background knowledge about bats. This book would be used most likely in the younger elementary grades. ( )
  gabitouriel | Mar 16, 2017 |
Elementary
  SteppLibrary | Mar 3, 2017 |
The story of a young bat who lost her mother during an owl attack. She survived the fall landing in a bird's nest when falling of the tree branch. Raised by a bird she begins to taken on the mannerisms of birds until she meets her family one night. While saving her friends from crashing into a tree one night they realize they are alike but also different. The book can be used when teaching students to decide that it does not matter the differences between people because they are friends. ( )
  Mb_Flor | Mar 2, 2017 |
This book could be read aloud to a first grade classroom. Students could create a bat using a paper-plate and construction paper. They could then write what they believe to be the beginning of the story, the middle of the story, and the end of the story to test their knowledge of sequential order. For a fourth to fifth grade class, students could research adaptations of bats and birds and created a venn diagram to compare the two. In doing this, students would learn more about echo location and what it means for an animal to be nocturnal.
  kkminime | Feb 22, 2017 |
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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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