Stellaluna

Stellaluna

by Janell Cannon, Jewell Cannon

Hardcover(First Edition)

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ISBN-13: 9780152802172
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 04/28/1993
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 48
Sales rank: 206,858
Product dimensions: 10.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.38(d)
Lexile: AD550L (what's this?)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Janell Cannon's picture books have won many awards and are beloved around the world. She is the author and illustrator of Verdi, Crickwing, Pinduli, and the long-time bestselling classic Stellaluna. Born and raised in Minnesota, Ms. Cannon now lives in Southern California.

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[set star]"Delightful and informative but never didactic."—Kirkus Reviews 

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Stellaluna 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 43 reviews.
Europa More than 1 year ago
Stellaluna is a wonderful story about a baby bat, separated from her mother, and brought up by a bird family. She tries to be a bird. Her bird brothers and sister don't understand why Stellaluna can't do the things they can do. When she finds her mother, she discovers her natural talents. She doesn't understand that her bird family can't do the things that she can do. They are different on so many levels but they are the same on others. Acceptance of others, acceptance of different is the important lesson here. I read this book to all of my children and it was one of their favorites that we read over and over again.
wturnbull06 on LibraryThing 26 days ago
This book is a good example of fantasy because it tells a story of a bat losing its mother and landing in a birds nest and learning to act like a bird before she finds her mother and joins her kind again but has a lasting friendship with the birds.
lauraejensen on LibraryThing 26 days ago
A beloved story about a bat that is pulled from their mother, and must adapt, and eventually befriends baby birds. The bats and birds live in harmony, despite their differences. Stella is joyfully reunited with her mother. Thorough information about bats, sophisticated vocabulary, enhances reading skills. Teaches similarities/differences. Would work well in a science unit, or discussing roots and traditions, as well as coexisting peacefully. A captivating book with gorgeous illustrations.
Janeece on LibraryThing 26 days ago
This book is one about a small bat who gets seprated from heer mom and ends up falling in a nest of birds. She is at first a little bit weary of crawling up in the nest with them, but after being hungry she decides it's not such a bad idea. She learns to act just liike a little bird should, but shes not she is a bat. When she finally is reunited with her group of bat friends she wants to bring her bird friends with her one night this is when they realize they are not the same. But they can still be friends.This book is one I truly enjoyed, because I thought that te lesson of knowing that you can be friends with people who don't necessarily look or act like you. This is a lesson that even adults need to be reminded of at different times in their lives. This book truly touched me, because the first time I was in a classroom there was a little boy who had a pony tail and just moved into the school district. The students would make comments like he was a girl, because he had a pony tail. This book wopuld have been a good one to expose this class to.My extensions would start before I read the book. I would discuss how people can be different and why we should still treat them the same. My other one is going to be a chart of the differences between the birds adnd the bats in the story.
madamepince on LibraryThing 26 days ago
Does quite well as a read aloud for children of all ages.
whitneyharrison on LibraryThing 26 days ago
This story is how a bat adapts to the life of a bird. Then she eventually finds other bats who show her how she is suppose to be a bat. Then the bat and the birds find out that they are very different but they can both fly. At the end of the book there is information pages about bats.
aflanig1 on LibraryThing 26 days ago
A tale about what happens when a bat gets stranded from his mother and ends up in a nest of baby birds.
kdcoshatt on LibraryThing 26 days ago
Stellaluna is a book to teach children about friendship. This book shows that people can be different and still be friends. Stellaluna also teaches children independence and how to stand on their own two feet.
224perweek 6 months ago
I forgot how good this story was. Very cute and sad at the same time.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love the unique artwork Pages are easy to turn semi thick board Makes it easier for my little one to flip pages Cute sweet story with quite a few kindergarten sight words too!
psycheKK More than 1 year ago
I've been fascinated by bats, especially fruit bats, for a while, but until Stellaluna came out, I'm pretty sure not too many children were. Now I know that Stellaluna is a well-circulated book at the library and on one of the library's computers as a game. Bats no longer elicit an automatic scream, at least not the ones that are as charmingly illustrated as Janell Cannon's. In addition to showing bats in a rather flattering light, Stellaluna is about the importance of family and making friends -- timeless and appropriate themes for a children's book. If you haven't read Stellaluna, you should, if only to see the cutest little bats ever.
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it should be offered on nook
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grandmaMH More than 1 year ago
I purchased this book for my 6 year old granddaughter. Her family situation is like many others, in that, her parents are divorced. Her family is now a blended family, father and brother married a woman with a daughter, and now they have a daughter together. Many changes have occurred. While my granddaughter feels loved and very much a part of her new family, reading about how Stellaluna adjusted to new friends and a redefinition of her new family is comforting.
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