Stellaluna by Janell CannonStellaluna by Janell Cannon


byJanell Cannon

Hardcover | April 30, 1993

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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
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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Title:StellalunaFormat:HardcoverDimensions:48 pages, 10 × 10 × 0.39 inPublished:April 30, 1993Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0152802177

ISBN - 13:9780152802172

Appropriate for ages: 4

Customer Reviews of Stellaluna


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Cute A cute, sweet little story about a baby fruit bat named Stellaluna. I remember adoring this book as a child. It's well written with lovely illustrations to go along with it.
Date published: 2017-04-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Lovely Illustrations Beautiful tale of an Ugly Duckling - this time a bat and not a swan. We loved it. It's made particularly nice by the gorgeous illustrations.
Date published: 2017-02-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stellaluna Loved everything about this book. I loved the story, the beautiful illustrations and the factual information offered at the end. It's interesting to see how Stella fares trying to mimic a species other than her own. A great story for children.
Date published: 2016-11-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best ever children's book I adored this book, and so did my two grandaughters. The story is sweet, well written, just long enough to keep a little one's interest. The art is amazing. This is a book to keep for generations.
Date published: 2006-11-02

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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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[set star]"Delightful and informative but never didactic."--Kirkus Reviews (starred)