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The Resource Snowflake Bentley, Jacqueline Briggs Martin ; illustrated by Mary Azarian

Snowflake Bentley, Jacqueline Briggs Martin ; illustrated by Mary Azarian

Label
Snowflake Bentley
Title
Snowflake Bentley
Statement of responsibility
Jacqueline Briggs Martin ; illustrated by Mary Azarian
Creator
Contributor
Author
Illustrator
Publisher
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 to 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 his time, he took pictures that even today reveal two important truths about snowflakes: first, that no two are alike, and second, that each one is startlingly beautiful. His story gives children insight into a soul who had not only a scientist's vision and perseverance, but a clear passion for the wonders of nature.--Publisher information
Awards note
  • ALA Notable Children's Book, 1999
  • Caldecott Medal, 1999
  • Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K- 2 Award, 1999
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Martin, Jacqueline Briggs
Dewey number
  • 551.57/841/092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
  • Elementary Grade
  • AD830L
Intended audience source
Lexile
Interest level
  • LG
  • LG
  • K-2
LC call number
QC858.B46
LC item number
M37 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Reading level
  • 4.4
  • 4.4.
  • 4.1.
  • 4.4
  • 4.1
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Azarian, Mary
  • Houghton Mifflin Company
Study program name
  • Accelerated Reader
  • Accelerated Reader
  • Reading Counts!
  • Accelerated Reader AR
  • Reading Counts RC
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bentley, W. A.
  • Snowflakes
  • Nature photography
  • Meteorologists
  • Photographers
  • Bentley, W. A.
  • Scientists
  • Snow
  • JUVENILE NONFICTION
  • JUVENILE NONFICTION
  • JUVENILE NONFICTION
  • JUVENILE NONFICTION
  • Bentley, W. A.
  • Meteorologists
  • Nature photography
  • Photographers
  • Snowflakes
  • United States
  • Photographers
  • Bentley, W. A.
  • Scientists
  • Photographers
  • Snow
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Snowflake Bentley, Jacqueline Briggs Martin ; illustrated by Mary Azarian
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Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Art techniques used:Hand tinted woodcut prints
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm36676027
Dimensions
26 x 27 cm
Extent
32 unnumbered pages
Isbn
9780547248295
Lccn
97012458
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)36676027
Label
Snowflake Bentley, Jacqueline Briggs Martin ; illustrated by Mary Azarian
Link
Publication
Copyright
Note
Art techniques used:Hand tinted woodcut prints
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm36676027
Dimensions
26 x 27 cm
Extent
32 unnumbered pages
Isbn
9780547248295
Lccn
97012458
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)36676027

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