A Nest for Celeste: A Story About Art, Inspiration, and the Meaning of Home.
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.
Henry Cole (born 1955) is an author and illustrator of children's books. Cole's love for nature, fascination with science, and sense of humor permeate his vivid, colorful illustrations. He has illustrated several books for author Pamela Duncan Edwards.
Henry Cole. Wikipedia.