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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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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 |
This cute story about a bat who lives with some birds after becoming lost is a great pairing to any non-fiction bat or bird books. It includes important facts while telling an interesting story. Readers from the ages of seven to nine would probably enjoy it the most. ( )
  MaryHannahSwan | Nov 10, 2016 |
This is the story of a young bat who is separated from her mother after an owl attacks them in flight at night. She falls into a tree, and then into a bird's nest filled with three hungry babies. This can be used as a mixed bag lesson with a non fiction book about bats. ( )
  caitlinpw | Nov 9, 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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