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

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A beautifully illustrated novel about a mouse, her friendship with Audubon's apprentice, and her search for home.

Beneath the crackled and faded painting of a horse, underneath the worn and dusty floorboards of the dining room, lives Celeste, a mouse who spends her days weaving baskets, until one day she is thrust into the world above. Here Celeste encounters danger—and love—unlike any she's ever imagined. She dodges a hungry cat and witnesses the brutality of hunting for the first time. She makes friends with a singing thrush named Cornelius, a talkative osprey named Lafayette, and Joseph, Audubon's young apprentice. All the while, Celeste is looking for a new home. Is her home in the toe of a worn boot? Nestled in Joseph's pocket? Or in the dollhouse in the attic, complete with mouse-size furniture perfect for Celeste? In the end, Celeste discovers that home is really the place deep inside her heart, where friendships live.

About the Author

Henry Cole is the talented illustrator of more than forty books for children, including the New York Timesbestselling The Leprechaun's Goldby Pamela Duncan Edwards, the nationally bestselling Little Boby Julie Andrews, and many picture books written by himself, including On Meadow Street. A Nest for Celesteis his first novel.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780061704116
Publisher:
KTegenBks
Subject:
Home
Illustrator:
Cole, Henry
Author:
Cole, Henry
Author:
Shields, Carol
Author:
Gaiman, Neil
Subject:
Mice
Subject:
Animals - Mice Hamsters Guinea Pigs etc.
Subject:
Nature & the Natural World - General
Subject:
Social Issues - Friendship
Subject:
Stories (single author)
Subject:
General Fictio046594017895
Subject:
Children s Animals-Animal Stories-Rodents
Edition Description:
Library
Series:
P.S.
Publication Date:
20100223
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 3 to 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
YES
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
7.48x5.92x1.18 in. .87 lbs.
Age Level:
08-12

Related Subjects

Children's » Animals » Mice, Hamsters, Guinea Pigs, etc.
Children's » General
Children's » Middle Readers » General
Young Adult » Fiction » Social Issues » Friendship

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