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Snowflake Bentley

Written by Jacqueline Briggs Martin & illustrated by Mary Azarian
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Jan 1, 1998
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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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Who Wrote Snowflake Bentley

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Jacqueline Briggs Martin

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.

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Who Illustrated Snowflake Bentley

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Mary Azarian

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Book Details

ISBN:
9780395861622
Publication Date:
January 1, 1998
Library of Congress Number (LCCN):
97012458
WorldCat Number (OCLC):
36676027
ASIN/ISBN 10:
0395861624
Lexile® Level:
AD830L
Scholastic Level:
M
ATOS® Book Level:
4.4
Accelerated Reader® Points:
0.5
Accelerated Reader Quiz:
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Accelerated Reader Interest Level:
LG

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