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This Caldecott Medal winner tells the true story of Wilson Bentley, a Vermont farm boy whose fascination with snowflakes led him to master individual snowflake photography. His countless exquisite photographs (many still used in nature photography today) let him study the delicate mathematical structures of snow crystals. Engaging prose, edifying snowflake sidebars and hand-press illustrations will engage children’s (and adults’) imaginations. Hardcover, 32 pages. 10.2"sq. Ages 4 to 8.
Vermonter Wilson A. Bentley, also known as the snowflake man, was a self-educated farmer whose lifelong fascination with snowflakes turned a whimsical pursuit into a scientific breakthrough. The Smithsonian Archives include more than 500 photographs of Bentley’s snowflakes. Our snowflake inspired gifts depict several snowflake forms.
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