A Nest for Celeste

A Nest for Celeste

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

eBook - 2010
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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.
Publisher: 2010
ISBN: 9780061992001
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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princesspupule
Feb 04, 2015

charming mouse adventure, however Celeste doesn't exhibit much emotion
---lovely drawings

GPLKids May 19, 2011

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.

debwalker Feb 10, 2011

Included in the White House Library presented to President Obama on January 20, 2011, by the American Booksellers Association.

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mhan0407 thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

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