Synopsis by Mark Deming
A youngster learns some important lessons about being different from those around you in this animated adaptation of Janell Cannon's book for children. Stellaluna is a young fruit bat who gets lost and can't find her mother. Not knowing how to get home, Stellaluna is befriended by a family of birds, and she soon grows close to the hatchlings as if they're her siblings; however, even if Stellaluna can fly like a bird, it becomes increasingly obvious that she's a different sort of critter with different ways of doing things. Can Stellaluna learn to be more like her friends, or will she hold on to the qualities that make her what she is?
acceptance, adoption, bat [animal], birds, friendship, love, misfit, self-discovery