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Snowflake BentleySnowflake Bentley

Author: Jacqueline Briggs Martin
Illustrator: Mary Azarian
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company
Date: 1998
Awards: ALA Notable Children's Book, Caldecott Honor book (1999)
Ages: 4-8
Topics: snowflakes, nature photography, meteorologist, photographers, scientist, biography
Summary: This is a true story about a Vermont farm boy named Wilson Bentley. Wilson loved snowflakes. His dream was to take pictures of snowflakes but they always melted.

As he grew older, he acquired a microscope with a camera. He spent his life taking beautiful snowflake pictures and learning more about them. Wilson was a self-taught scientist. We learn about his life and snowflake science. Many people thought he was a little odd. No two snowflakes are alike just like people.

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