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Snowflake Bentley (Reprint) (Paperback) (Jacqueline Briggs Martin)

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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.

A Caldecott-winning tale illuminates the work of photographer Wilson Bentley, who throughout his life endeavored to capture the extraordinary beauty of snowflakes in his icy Vermont home. By the author of Banjo Granny and the illustrator of From Dawn Till Dusk. Reprint.
Edition: Reprint
Number of Pages: 32
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
Sub-Genre: Photography, Biography + Autobiography / Art
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Age Range: 4-8 years
Author: Jacqueline Briggs Martin
Language: English
Street Date: December 28, 2009
TCIN: 11673630
UPC: 9780547248295
Item Number (DPCI): 248-14-9973
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The book is excellent. The delivery was timely. However the book cover is badly wrinkled.
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