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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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Stellaluna tells the story of a bat named Stellaluna who was separated from her mother as a child and adapted to living like the bird family she was adopted into. Stellaluna learns just how different birds live compared to bats and how hard it is to fit in when you don't feel you belong. In time, Stellaluna is reunited with her mother, and learns that although bats and birds live differently, there differences are what make them unique. Stellaluna is an excellent story that teaches children the importance of loving and respecting everyone's differences, while simultaneously providing information regarding the differences between bats and birds. It also teaches a moral lessons about belonging and finding your way back home. The illustrations also add to the story's overall appeal by their realistic, and life-like images that take up the page, and truly put you in the world of the story. ( )
  MadeleineJones | Sep 19, 2016 |
A picture book by Janell Cannon and it is about how a baby bat named Stellaluna learns how to live with the birds after she is separated by her mother during an owl attack.
  kelseydavis | Sep 18, 2016 |
stellaluna (the bat) is lost as a baby and ends up being raised by birds. she does her best to be a bird but one day realizes that she is not like a bird at all. She finally flies at night and meets other bats where she finds her mother and realizes that she truly is a bat.
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  TUCC | Sep 16, 2016 |

This a wonderful book describing a young bats journey after she is separated from her mother. After the separation, Stellaluna who is a vibrant character in the book ends up in a nest with three young birds and a momma bird. The story goes on to discuss several differences among the two species. As Stellaluna gets older she ventures off by herself and is quickly reunited with her mother. This book was very captivating.

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I thoroughly enjoyed this book. My young girls have discussed this book on several different occasions. I am glad I was able to enjoy it with them. This book represents several aspects. It introduces the compare and contrast lesson along with great information describing nocturnal species. This book is ideal for 1st-3rd grade.

Classroom Extension:

1.Introduce students to compare and contrast. Have them create a Vinn Diagram of the similarities between the birds and Stellaluna, as well as the differences.
2. Use this book as a fun way to talk about different species and focus on the nocturnal ones.
3.Do an experiment where the lights are turned off and see how well they complete simple tasks in the dark. This will give them the perspective different nocturnal species live with everyday. ( )
  cwarren0123 | Sep 15, 2016 |
GL: 4.9
DRA: 30
Lexile: AD550L
  Infinityand1 | Aug 3, 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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