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A Nest for Celeste

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

Cole, Henry

(Book - 2010)
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
A Nest for Celeste
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Celeste, a mouse longing for a real home, becomes a source of inspiration to teenaged Joseph, assistant to the artist and naturalist John James Audubon, at a New Orleans, Louisiana, plantation in 1821.
Publisher: New York : Katherine Tegen Books, c2010
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780061704123
9780061704109
0061704105
9780061704116
0061704113
Branch Call Number: j COLE 2010
Characteristics: 342 p. :,ill. ;,19 cm

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Celeste, a mouse longing for a real home, becomes a source of inspiration to teenaged Joseph, assistant to the artist and naturalist John James Audubon, at a New Orleans, Louisiana, plantation in 1821.


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May 19, 2011
  • GPLKids rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Celeste is a marvelous character with a wondrous vocabulary.
This is a suspenseful story even for those not usually fans of animal fantasy. Facts about Audubon are seamlessly worked into the plot.
The book is attractive both for its rich language and for its detailed drawings. This would make a gripping read aloud choice.

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