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Henry Cole

Biography

Henry Cole

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

Books by Henry Cole

by Henry Cole - Children's, Children's 8-12, Fiction, Historical Fiction

Celeste is hundreds of miles from home following an unexpected journey aboard a Mississippi steamboat. After mishaps and disasters, she finds herself on the frontier in southern Indiana. It's 1822, and Celeste meets a tall, lanky boy wielding an ax: a young Abraham Lincoln. The journey reveals the harsh realities of frontier life for the Lincoln family. But with the help of Celeste’s new woodland animal friends and some creativity, she may just prove that even the littlest creatures can make a big difference. And it’s in losing her way that Celeste finds herself in a place she never expected --- home, finally.

written by Erica S. Perl, illustrated by Henry Cole - Children's, Children's 5-8, Coming of Age, Fiction, Humor

Mr. Drake’s second grade class has a new class pet. Fluffity appears to be a cute and docile hamster --- but the kids soon discover that she is not the cuddly pet they expected. From the moment her cage door opens, Fluffity becomes FEROCIOUS --- biting and chasing everyone down the hall and into the library! Will the class be able to tame this beast and bring peace back to their school?

by Henry Cole - Animals , Children's 4-8, Culture, Picture

Spot sneaks away from home by way of an open window to go on a wordless journey through the city. Follow Spot as he weaves through busy city streets, visits a farmers market, wanders into a park full of kite-flyers, and beyond. But while Spot is out on his adventure, his beloved boy owner is looking for him --- seeming to just miss him every time. When all seems almost lost, Spot’s story reminds us that there’s always a way back home.

by Henry Cole - Children's, Fiction, History

This wordless story demonstrates the difficult choice between right and wrong when a young girl finds a scared runaway slave.