John James Audubon and his young assistant have come to Oakley Plantation to study and paint the birds that live there. Oakley is also the home of Celeste, the basket weaving mouse. Celeste is bound to become involved with the artist, his assistant, and the birds themselves. While this is a book about an artist, it is also a book full of art. Beautiful pencil drawings fill the pages and tell the story of Celeste, her homes, her friendship, and her unexpected aid in the paintings of a well-known naturalist.
Recommended by Monica Vorac