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A Nest for Celeste by Henry Cole
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Jul 29, 2011

Very lovely pen and ink drawings on just about every page. The tale is about a little mouse living in a big plantation home and John James Audubon has just arrived to paint pictures of the local birds. Audubon earned money by teaching the daughter of the landowner how to dance and to paint. Audobon's young assistant rescues a little mouse, who gets into many adventures. The little mouse Celeste is alone in the big home and must survive the big cat and the two unfriendly, very bossy rats. Celeste makes baskets from dried grasses and other things to gather her food she founds in the dining room after dinner. Celeste finds many new things to do and also many new friends along her adventures. A quick book for me to read. It is a level 5.1 in AR so I will recommend it to some of the 4th and 5th graders. The large number of illustrations will interest many and the adventurous little mouse will make the book fun.

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