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Snowflake Bentley

Author: Jacqueline Briggs Martin; Mary Azarian
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A biography of a self-taught scientist who photographed thousands of individual snowflakes in order to study their unique formations. Snow in Vermont is as common as dirt. Why would anyone want ot photograph it? From the time he was a small boy, Wilson Bentley thinks of ice crystals as small miracles, and he determines that one day his camera will capture for others their extraordinary beauty. Often misunderstood in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Juvenile literature
Biography Juvenile literature
Named Person: W A Bentley; W A Bentley
Material Type: Biography, Juvenile audience, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jacqueline Briggs Martin; Mary Azarian
ISBN: 0395861624 9780395861622
OCLC Number: 36676027
Notes: Art techniques used:Hand tinted woodcut prints.
Awards: Caldecott Medal, 1999, ALA Notable Children's Book, 1999.
Target Audience: Elementary Grade.; 830
Description: 32 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 26 x 27 cm
Responsibility: Jacqueline Briggs Martin ; illustrated by Mary Azarian.
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A biography of a self-taught scientist who photographed thousands of individual snowflakes in order to study their unique formations.  Read more...

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"A warm period look at a cold subject - snow - and one self-made scientist, Wilson A. Bentley, affectionately know as Snowflake. . . . The book exhibits a beautiful blend of Azarian's splendid Read more...

 
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