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A Nest for Celeste

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A Nest for Celeste

A Story About Art, Inspiration, and the Meaning of Home

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A Nest for Celeste by Henry Cole
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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.

Author Biography

Henry Cole is the illustrator of many beloved books for children, including his own A Nest for Celeste, Brambleheart, and Bayberry Island. While growing up in Virginia, he enjoyed hiking in the woods and fields around his farm, and making friends with several mice. He still enjoys being outside, where he loves to sketch and write. You can visit Henry online at www.henrycole.net. Henry Cole is the illustrator of many beloved books for children, including his own A Nest for Celeste, Brambleheart, and Bayberry Island. While growing up in Virginia, he enjoyed hiking in the woods and fields around his farm, and making friends with several mice. He still enjoys being outside, where he loves to sketch and write. You can visit Henry online at www.henrycole.net.
Release date Australia
March 1st, 2010
Author
Country of Publication
United States
Illustrations
Illustrations, black and white
Imprint
HarperCollins
Pages
342
Dimensions
159x186x29
ISBN-13
9780061704109
Product ID
3808852

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