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Stellaluna (Paperback)

Author:  Janell Cannon
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 015201540X
ISBN-13: 9780152015404
Sku: 30019566
Publish Date: 4/10/2007
Pages:  48
Age Range:  8 to 12
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In a warm and sultry forest, far, far away, there once lived a mother fruit bat and her new baby. (from the first line)
Knocked from her mothers safe embrace by an attacking owl, baby fruit bat Stellalunas world is turned upside-down when she lands headfirst in a birds nest and is adopted by its occupants. Delightful and informative .-- Kirkus Reviews . Full color. *Author: Cannon, Janell *Series Title: Harcourt Brace Big Books *Binding Type: Paperback *Number of Pages: 48 *Publication Date: 1997/02/15 *Age Level: 04 - 08 *Language: English *Book Type: Big *Dimensions: 16.58 x 16.19 x 0.33 inches
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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
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
Author Bio
Janell Cannon
Before Janell Cannon began writing and illustrating picture books about wildlife, she worked in a public library where her love of animals inspired her to create summer reading programs and activities related to many unusual creatures including bats, Komodo dragons, and snakes. One day, while researching information about bats, she discovered that there were very few books about them available for children--that's when she made the decision to write stories about these "weird" and "frightening" animals herself. But besides just writing stories, Janell felt that it was important that she portray these creatures in a way that children would begin to understand them, not fear them. Her first book, STELLALUNA, published in 1994, did just that: a small bat meets three birds, and they all become fast friends, the bat proving its loyalty and friendship during hard times. She thought it was a good story, but little did she know that it would become a bestseller that would sell more than 900,000 copies! After the success of the book, she quit her job at the library so she could spend more time writing and drawing stories for children. Throughout her career, Janell has been honored with several awards for her books including an IRA-CBC Children's Choice Award, NCSS-CBC Notable Children's Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies, and a Buckeye Children's Book Award.

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"This is an exquisitely illustrated picture book that imparts a great deal of information alongside a gentle story of friendship." - Fiona Lafferty November 1995
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Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeMinimum Age:   04
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0048
Product attributePublisher:   Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH)
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