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A Nest for Celeste: A Story about Art, Inspiration, and the Meaning of Home by Henry Cole
A Nest for Celeste: A Story about Art, Inspiration, and the Meaning of Home

susan.readingteacher.dee, January 1, 2011

I am in book love! Really...I am gushing over this fantastic story. The cover illustration is what first drew me to this title. I was not disappointed with the charming pencil illustrations that appear throughout, sometimes filling whole pages and really bringing the story...and characters to life in much the same way as Brian Selznick's The Invention of Hugo Cabret did. Besides the beautiful sketches this is a story about friendship, trust, loyalty and adventure. In his debut novel, author/illustrator, Henry Cole, does a wonderful job of weaving fantasy (Celeste can talk to other animals and weave baskets) and history (Audubon and Joseph did live at Oakley Plantation) into one delightful story. Readers who enjoyed the animal friendships in Charlotte's Web or the adventure found in The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane will be equally enthralled with this book. While I think this story just begs to be read aloud, it is also a perfect choice for readers moving into longer chapter books.
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