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A Nest for Celeste: A Story About Art, Inspiration, and the Meaning of Home - Henry Cole
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... show more
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.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780061704109 (0061704105)
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Pages no: 342
Edition language: English
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julieharrison
julieharrison rated it
Sweet illustrations, reminiscent of Hugo Cabret (I was surprised to learn that Cole also illustrates Katy Duck). But despite exciting events and an intriguing historical context, I thought the story was dull. It's a mouse. I guess I've never really been into animal stories, and I haven't read many.
Peace, Love & Books
Peace, Love & Books rated it
4.0 A Nest for Celeste: A Story About Art, Inspiration, and the Meaning of Home
Great illustrations and a wonderful story with a charming, intrepid mouse at its center.
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