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Snowflake Bentley

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Synopsis:

"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.

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780547248295
Author:
Martin, Jacqueline B
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin
Illustrator:
Azarian, Mary
Author:
Martin, Jacqueline Briggs
Author:
Azarian, Mary
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography - Science & Technology
Subject:
Science & Nature - Earth Sciences
Subject:
Science & Technology - Earth Sciences
Subject:
Scientists
Subject:
Snow
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Biography
Subject:
Science & Technology
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Picture book
Publication Date:
20091231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
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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Product details 32 pages Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) - English 9780547248295 Reviews:
"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.

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