From the time he was a small boy, 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 patience and determination revealed two important truths: no two snowflakes are alike; and each one is startlingly beautiful. Full color.From the time he was a small boy, 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 patience and determination revealed two important truths: no two snowflakes are alike; and each one is startlingly beautiful. Full color.Read Less
Azarian, Mary. Fine in fine dust jacket. Signed by illustrator. 32 p., about 12 x 12 in., illustrated Excellent copy, text unmarked, tight, non-smoking. Blue covers look great. Jacket has v. minor shelfwear, gold Caldecott Medal sticker on front. Signed by Mary Azarian, title page, small signature in script, at bottom. This outstanding copy looks unused, very tight, nice! Thanks. ShU
Azarian, Mary. Near Fine in Near Fine jacket. Children's Illustrated. Signed Slight edge and shelf wear. Slight rubbing-otherwise as new. This Caldecott winner is a biography of a man who spent his life photographing snowflakes. No sticker attached. Signed and dated 2008 by Martin on the title page. 2nd printing.
Illustrated by Mary Azarian. Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 4to;  pages. 0395861624. An attractive First Edition/First Printing, Fine condition in about Fine dust-jacket with short closed tear and light creasing to spine ends; "Of all the forms of water, the tiny six-pointed crystals of ice called snow, that form in such quantities within the clouds during storms, are incomparably the most beautiful and varied. "-W. A. Bentley1999 Caldecott Medal winner for best illustrated children's book.
Mary Azarian. Fine in Fine jacket. Signed by Author First Printing of this 1999 Caldecott winner--Signed by author on title page. Fine in Fine jacket. Woodcut illustrations by Mary Azarian. No medal on jacket.
Illustrated by Mary Azarian. As New in As New dust jacket. 4to;  pages. 0395861624. A most charming First Edition/First Printing in unblemished, As New condition in alike dust-jacket; "Of all the forms of water, the tiny six-pointed crystals of ice called snow, that form in such quantities within the clouds during storms, are incomparably the most beautiful and varied. "-W. A. Bentley1999 Caldecott Medal winner for best illustrated children's book.
I purchased this book for my 9 year old niece. I am trying to teach her about science and scientists and she loved it!
She read it one day and gave me a book report afterwards. It's a Caldecott winner, so we already know it's a wonderful book.
It is great for almost all ages of children who want to know more about snow and snowflakes.
Great family fun!
Dec 2, 2007
Wonderful exposition and beautifully illustrated
I am very picky about the books I buy/borrow for my children, and this one is wonderful. It's a real life woven into a beautiful story. It's imaginative and totallly appropriate for children of all ages.
Publishers Weekly, 1998-08-31 Azarian's (A Farmer's Alphabet) handsome woodcuts provide a homespun backdrop to Martin's (Grandmother Bryant's Pocket) brief biography of a farmboy born in 1865 on the Vermont snowbelt who never lost his fascination with snowflakes. Wilson A. Bentley spent 50 years pioneering the scientific study of ice crystals, and developed a technique of microphotography that allowed him to capture the hexagonal shapes and prove that no two snowflakes are alike. Martin conveys Bentley's passion in lyrical language ("snow was as beautiful as butterflies, or apple blossoms"), and punctuates her text with frequent sidebars packed with intriguing tidbits of information (though readers may be confused by the two that explain Bentley's solution of how to photograph the snowflakes). Hand-tinted with watercolors and firmly anchored in the rural 19th century, Azarian's woodcuts evoke an era of sleighs and woodstoves, front porches and barn doors, and their bold black lines provide visual contrast to the delicate snowflakes that float airily in the sidebars. A trio of Bentley's ground-breaking black-and-white photographs of snowflakes, along with a picture and quote from him about his love for his work, is the icing that tops off this attractive volume. Ages 4-8. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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