Snowflake Bentley (Caldecott Medal Book)

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Grades K - 3Grades 3 - 5Q4.4979

"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.

Hardcover, 32 pages
Published on September 28, 1998 by Houghton Mifflin
ISBN-10: 0395861624
ISBN-13: 9780395861622
44 Book Reviews
  • 3007918
    3007918over 5 years
    i like it
    • Anamika N.over 5 years
      I think this book is good.
      • Karmaan over 5 years
        i like this book
        • Sainaover 5 years
          it was really good aswome
          • Karmaan over 5 years
            that he died in an snow storm and born in an snow storm
            • 3018347
              3018347over 5 years
              I like this book but I wish it was more non fiction
              • nidhi
                nidhiover 5 years
                I liked reading this book because l'm really interested in reading about snowflakes.
                • saimegariod
                  saimegariodover 5 years
                  I think about this book is that it is very interesting and tells about snowflake Bently.
                  • Nidhiover 5 years
                    I like the book because I would like to learn more about snowflakes and how they get photographed
                    • Haileyover 5 years
                      I thought the book was integrating,because learning about the first person who took a photo of a snow flake.