A Nest for Celeste: A Story About Art, Inspiration, and the Meaning of Home

A Nest for Celeste: A Story About Art, Inspiration, and the Meaning of Home

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by Henry Cole
     
 

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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, who is Audubon’s apprentice?

Or is home the place deep inside Celeste’s heart, where friendships live?

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Overview

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, who is Audubon’s apprentice?

Or is home the place deep inside Celeste’s heart, where friendships live?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780061704123
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
02/21/2012
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
180,324
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 7.10(h) x 1.10(d)
Lexile:
730L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Henry Cole is the celebrated illustrator of many books for children, including the Bad Boys series by Margie Palatini, and is also the author and illustrator of the novel A Nest for Celeste.

Henry Cole is the celebrated illustrator of many books for children, including the Bad Boys series by Margie Palatini, and is also the author and illustrator of the novel A Nest for Celeste.

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A Nest for Celeste: A Story About Art, Inspiration, and the Meaning of Home 3.9 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 19 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The story is really good. It shows that home is anywhere. Very well writen too. Its like the borowers.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My granddaughter and I read this book together. We opened the feathered pages to beautiful and captivating charcoal drawing to read the story of the Celeste. My granddaughter related to this little mouse with a clever, creative mind and a kind heart. She has picked up the book to read it again. A true test of a great story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is an amazing adventure in a mouse litlle mind. I enjoyed this book tremendously!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is asome
CHRIS Simms More than 1 year ago
i love this book it realy touched my heart.
Lindsey_Miller More than 1 year ago
A Nest for Celeste is really more a book geared toward kids at the elementary school level, but the reason I'm reviewing it here is because I'm always encouraged when I see stories that mix mediums or continue to push the boundaries of how we define a story. Such is the case here with the blend of the narration with the splendid charcoal images. The two elements mixed together brings it somewhere between graphic novel, illustrated children's book, and standard novel. The illustrations and the placement of text augments the experience of the story, and thus the reader feels closer to the characters and the elements taking place throughout. Secondarily, there is some social commentary interspersed about the treatment of animals and nature and our responsibility to see to the preservation of life and the beauty around us. Cole takes special care to make reference to birds throughout the book that are now extinct, and were once plentiful throughout that region of the US not more than 100 years ago. I recommend this to readers looking for a fun, quick story about a cute little mouse who has some pretty amazing adventures. -Lindsey Miller, www.lindseyslibrary.com
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am in fifth grade and have read this book tee times. One time inn third grade and another time this yeear for a one thousand page reading progect. I first chose this book because of the illistrations. The smooth skechings and the discriptive lines. Then what made me read it again was the story itself. It showed me that friendship is always around you if you look snd that even if you get parted with a friend they always be with you in your heart. It is also a very touching story about a mouse named Celeste who has adventures through the places she goes and has many adventures through the cource of friendship.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Cool book i love this book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is like best selling i love it and im 9 years old this book reminds me ou the movie brave love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Claire Manley More than 1 year ago
This is one of the best books i ever read. I love books about mice cause i rhink they are so cute and i think that this is a perfect book for children. Also the picture are really cute too and so is celest. If you dont have this book you should get!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is about a mouse named Celeste who weaves baskets and forges for crumbs at night. One day, two men named Joseph and Audubon move into the house that has been Celeste's home for many months. That very same night, the two rats that taught Celeste how to forge for crumbs died when a cat killed them. Celeste manages to escape the cat and find a new home in one of Joseph's leather boots. This is how Joseph found Celeste, and instead of killing her, Joseph befriends her. It takes a while for Celeste to trust Joseph, but eventually she does. I hope you like my summary of A Nest for Celeste. This isn't a summary of the whole book, just the first 87-88 pages, that's all. This is one of those books I judged by its cover, and I ended up reading the first 200 pages NONSTOP. Honestly, that's not much of an achievement because there are pictures on almost every page. I hope you read the book and end up liking it, because when I get older, this will definetly be a book I reccommend to my children and/or grandchildren. ~&#9818 Mewdoomtwo &#9818
DarcyLizzy More than 1 year ago
This is not a cute book about a little mouse like the pictures make you think it is! My sister was very upset at this book! It's about how Audubon painted birds by killing them and how this mouse was in a house where he stayed. It was depressing and scary and my sister refers to this as one of the worst books we tried to read. And that was with me editing it for her to hear! I recommend you read this book first before you give it to a child, and if you think it's appropriate for your child, then great, but don't just read the first few pages and look at the cute pictures before you buy it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
one of the cutest books I've ever come across... Definately worth reading for anyone, of any age.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is stupid and it have avery bad ending
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book sucks