A Nest for Celeste (Hardcover)

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

By Henry Cole, Henry Cole (Illustrator)

Katherine Tegen Books, 9780061704109, 352pp.

Publication Date: February 23, 2010

List Price: 16.99*
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Description

A fanciful history lesson for middle graders, featuring a charming mouse named Celeste.

Celeste is a mouse who is looking for a home. Is it nestled in the toe of a warm boot? In the shirt pocket of Celeste’s new friend Joseph? Or is home the place deep inside Celeste’s heart, where friendships live?

Beautifully illustrated with hundreds of black-and-white drawings, A Nest for Celeste is a short novel that tells the story a mouse living in the 1800s and his friendship with John James Audubon’s young apprentice. While enjoying this sweet amd appealing story, young readers will also learn about nineteenth-century plantation life and the famous naturalist who was known for his paintings of birds and American wildlife.



About the Author

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.