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Stellaluna 25th Anniversary Edition

Stellaluna 25th Anniversary Edition


Stellaluna 25th Anniversary Edition

ratings:
4.5/5 (70 ratings)
Length:
55 pages
34 minutes
Released:
Aug 7, 2018
ISBN:
9780547545301
Format:
Book

Description

Celebrate the twenty-fifth anniversary of Stellaluna with a deluxe edition of this bestselling picture book classic, now with bonus crafts and activities!

Knocked from her mother’s safe embrace by an attacking owl, Stellaluna lands headfirst in a bird’s nest. This adorable baby fruit bat’s world is literally turned upside down when she is adopted by the occupants of the nest and adapts to their peculiar bird habits. Two pages of notes at the end of the story provide factual information about bats. “Delightful and informative but never didactic; a splendid debut.” —Kirkus Reviews

For this anniversary edition, color has been added to the ink drawings and the interior design now allows for more art to be see. Plus there is a code for a downloadable crafts and activity kit, two pages of updated notes about bats, and a special note from the author.

Released:
Aug 7, 2018
ISBN:
9780547545301
Format:
Book

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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  • (5/5)
    Genre: FantasyReview: This is a popular story about a bat that loses it's way and tries to find her way back to where she belongs. This is a fantasy book because the bats and the birds in the story talk to one another. Characterization: Stellaluna is protagonist round character that grows and learns from her experiences as she tries to find her way back where she belongs. She is the main character in the story.Media: Liquitex acrylics and Prismacolor pencils on bristol board
  • (5/5)
    Sweet story about a young bat who loses her mother after they are attacked by an owl and is subsequently adopted by a family of birds. It delightfully demonstrates how diverse creatures can coexist. The illustrations are lovely and luminescent. 4.5 stars.
  • (4/5)
    A young bat named Stellaluna is missing from her mom, but she finds other flying friends to live with. As Stellaluna is living with the birds, she learns their way of living compared to her own. They are not the same, but that is okay. Not everyone comes from the same backgrounds or lives the same way, but we can learn from one another and the different ways in which we do things. This book teaches young readers that everyone has their own identity and that it can be influenced by those around you, especially since everyone is different.
  • (3/5)
    Stellaluna and her mom get attacked my a bird and lose each other. The baby bat falls into a birds nest and becomes part of their family. Stellaluna cannot act like a bat with them, says the mother bird, she has to act like a bird. As they get older the birds learn to fly and Stellaluna gets left out. She ends up meeting other bats and getting to see her mom again. Even though the birds and her are different, they are still family.
  • (5/5)
    This classic story is an essential part of any classroom or home library for elementary-aged children. The book integrates complex science ideas with detailed and realistic illustrations to provide a rich scientific experience for readers. At the same time, the touching narrative about adventure and family will resonate with both children and adults.
  • (4/5)
    Stellaluna by Janell Cannon is a Reading Rainbow Book, and won the American Booksellers Book of the Year Award for Children in 1994. It has been adapted to many forms including a popular animated video.Stellaluna is the charmingly illustrated tale of a baby fruit bat who becomes separated from her mother before she’s old enough to fly. Luckily for Stellaluna, she lands in the nearby nest of a mother bird, complete with three chicks inside. Stellaluna tries her best to be like her new brothers and sisters, but she just can’t help her batty habits! She pretends to be a normal bird, until she meets…another bat! And another! Soon there’s a whole flock of them ready to welcome Stellaluna home, including her long-lost mother. After she realizes she’s supposed to be the way she is, Stellaluna embraces her batty ways, even getting her bird siblings to try something new.This quirky, clumsy bat can’t help but steal readers’ hearts. She’s tries so hard and makes us remember the times in our lives when we just couldn’t do anything right. But Stellaluna will encourage children to be true to themselves, because every person is special just the way they are.