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Snowflake Bentley

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ISBN13: 9780395861622
ISBN10: 0395861624
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Golden Kite Award for Nonfiction

Websterand#8217;s American Dictionary is the second most popular book ever printed in English. But who was that Webster? Noah Webster (1758and#8211;1843) was a bookish Connecticut farm boy who became obsessed with uniting America through language. He spent twenty years writing two thousand pages to accomplish that, and the first 100 percent American dictionary was published in 1828 when he was seventy years old. This clever, hilariously illustrated account shines a light on early American history and the life of a man who could not rest until heand#8217;d achieved his dream. An illustrated chronology of Websterand#8217;s life makes this a picture perfect bi-og-ra-phy [noun: a written history of a person's life].

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"Of all the forms of water the tiny six-pointed crystals of ice called snow are incomparably the most beautiful and varied." — Wilson Bentley (1865-1931)

From the time he was a small boy in Vermont, Wilson Bentley saw snowflakes as small miracles. And he determined that one day his camera would capture for others the wonder of the tiny crystal. Bentley's enthusiasm for photographing snowflakes was often misunderstood in his time, but his patience and determination revealed two important truths: no two snowflakes are alike; and each one is startlingly beautiful. His story is gracefully told and brought to life in lovely woodcuts, giving children insight into a soul who had not only a scientist's vision and perseverance but a clear passion for the wonders of nature. Snowflake Bentley won the 1999 Caldecott Medal.

Synopsis:

An innovative picture book biography about the man who wrote American history by creating the first dictionary for the United States.

About the Author

Jacqueline Briggs Martin is the author of Snowflake Bentley, winner of the 1999 Caldecott Medal, and The Lamp, the Ice, and the Boat Called Fish, an ALA Notable Book, a Bulletin Blue Ribbon Book, Riverbank Review Finalist, Notable Social Studies Trade book and winner of The Golden Kite Award for Illustration. She grew up on a farm in Maine much like the one in this story. She lives in Mt. Vernon, Iowa.
Caldecott Medalist Mary Azarian is a consummate gardener and a skilled and original woodblock artist. Many of her prints are heavily influenced by her love of gardening, and her turn-of-the-century farmhouse is surrounded by gardens that reveal an artist's vision. Mary Azarian received the 1999 Caldecott Medal for SNOWFLAKE BENTLEY, written by Jacqueline Briggs Martin. She lives, skis, and gardens in Vermont.

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rgagnon, March 2, 2009 (view all comments by rgagnon)
We were working with some grade 4 students' work this week . They needed to do a writing about Snowflake Bentley. They really enjoy his amazing life and learning about snowflakes and how he found out so much about them. This is truly a facinating work about a person who loved what he did and was very patient to accomplish his mission.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780395861622
ill.:
Azarian, Mary
Author:
Azarian, Mary
Author:
Martin, Jacqueline Briggs
Author:
Kirsch, Vincent X.
Author:
y
Author:
Azarian, Mar
Author:
Ferris, Jeri Chase
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin
Location:
Boston, Mass.
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Meteorology
Subject:
Juvenile literature
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography - Science & Technology
Subject:
Science & Technology - Earth Sciences
Subject:
Scientists
Subject:
Science & Technology
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Biography / Autobiography
Subject:
Snow
Subject:
Photographers
Subject:
Nature photography
Subject:
Meteorologists
Subject:
Snowflakes.
Subject:
Science & Nature - Earth Sciences
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Biography
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Noah Webster;American;history;dictionary;lexicon;United States;1700s;colonial;bi
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Cloth
Series Volume:
105-548
Publication Date:
September 1998
Binding:
LIBRARY BOUND
Grade Level:
from K up to 3
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Full-color illustrations
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
10 x 10 in 0.35 lb
Age Level:
04-08

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"Synopsis" by , "Of all the forms of water the tiny six-pointed crystals of ice called snow are incomparably the most beautiful and varied." — Wilson Bentley (1865-1931)

From the time he was a small boy in Vermont, Wilson Bentley saw snowflakes as small miracles. And he determined that one day his camera would capture for others the wonder of the tiny crystal. Bentley's enthusiasm for photographing snowflakes was often misunderstood in his time, but his patience and determination revealed two important truths: no two snowflakes are alike; and each one is startlingly beautiful. His story is gracefully told and brought to life in lovely woodcuts, giving children insight into a soul who had not only a scientist's vision and perseverance but a clear passion for the wonders of nature. Snowflake Bentley won the 1999 Caldecott Medal.

"Synopsis" by ,
An innovative picture book biography about the man who wrote American history by creating the first dictionary for the United States.
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