Snowflake Bentley

Snowflake Bentley

We read this every year on our first snow day!

This fantastic picture book has become a family favorite over the years.

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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.

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Series: Biographies for Your Homeschool
Genre: JUVENILE NONFICTION
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
Publication Year: 2009
ASIN: 0547248296
ISBN: 0547248296
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