Snowflake Bentley tells the story of real-life Wilson Bentley, a naturalist and photographer who had a special affinity for snowflakes, and their beautiful union of science and art. Born in 1865, Bentley loved snowflakes as a child and his appreciation continued to grow throughout his life. He dreamed of someday having the means to photograph the detail of a snowflake, a dream that would come true through a gift from his parents — a camera with a microscope attached. This began Bentley’s quest to research, discover, and share the beauty and individuality of snow crystals with the world. Illustrator Mary Azarian’s award winning artwork completes the testament of Snowflake Bentley’s amazing contribution to the world of beauty and knowledge.

Illustrated by Mary Azarian

Awards: Caldecott Medal

Published 1998, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

http://www.snowflakebentley.com — The official Snowflake Bentley website, with information and resources on Wilson Bentley

 

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