Snowflake Bentley: A Christmas Holiday Book for Kids

byJacqueline Briggs MartinIllustratorMary Azarian

December 28, 2009|
Snowflake Bentley: A Christmas Holiday Book for Kids by Jacqueline Briggs Martin
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In this Caldecott Medal–winning picture book, the true story of Wilson Bentley and his singular fascination with snowflakes is rendered in rich prose and gorgeous artwork, perfect for the holidays, snow days, and everyday.

Wilson Bentley was always fascinated by snow. In childhood and adulthood, he saw each tiny crystal of a snowflake as a little miracle and  wanted to understand them.

His parents supported his curiosity and saved until they could give him his own camera and microscope. At the time, his enthusiasm was misunderstood. But with patience and determination, Wilson catalogued hundreds of snowflake photographs, gave slideshows of his findings and, when he was 66, published a book of his photos. His work became the basis for all we know about beautiful, unique snowflakes today.  

This  biographical tribute to a very special farmer is the perfect holiday gift or snow day read.
Jacqueline Briggs Martin is the author of many delightful books for children, includingBanjo Granny andChicken Joy on Redbean Road. She lives in Mt. Vernon, Iowa, and her web site Azarian has also illustratedFrom Dawn Till Dusk andHere Comes Darrell. She lives in Vermont.
Title:Snowflake Bentley: A Christmas Holiday Book for Kids
Product dimensions:32 pages, 10 X 10 X 0.12 in
Shipping dimensions:32 pages, 10 X 10 X 0.12 in
Published:December 28, 2009
Appropriate for ages:6 - 8
ISBN - 13:9780547248295

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