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Snowflake Bentley Kindle Edition
Wilson Bentley was always fascinated by snow. In childhood and adulthood, he saw each tiny crystal of a snowflake as a little miracle and wanted to understand them.
His parents supported his curiosity and saved until they could give him his own camera and microscope. At the time, his enthusiasm was misunderstood. But with patience and determination, Wilson catalogued hundreds of snowflake photographs, gave slideshows of his findings and, when he was 66, published a book of his photos. His work became the basis for all we know about beautiful, unique snowflakes today.
This biographical tribute to a very special farmer is the perfect holiday gift or snow day read.
- ASIN : B08LKK4HFP
- Publisher : Clarion Books; Reprint edition (October 20, 2020)
- Publication date : October 20, 2020
- Language : English
- File size : 7302 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Not enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Not Enabled
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- Word Wise : Not Enabled
- Print length : 32 pages
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #55,750 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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This is a very good book, no doubt about that, written by Jacqueline Briggs Martin and illustrated by Mary Azarian (my favorite parts are the woodcut snowflakes), but it lacks the personal touch, the warmth of the other bio about "Snowflake Bentley" ~ "My Brother Loved Snowflakes," by Mary Bahr and illustrated by Laura Jacobsen.
The woodcut illustrations are well-done, but are not as much "fun" as the smooth, wonderfully colorful pastels and stencils of Ms. Jacobsen, and the story is told more matter-of-factly than the other book.
Even tho' I am pleased to have both in my library, having been a huge fan of Mr. Bentley for many years, I would go to the second tome more often than the first, if I were to ever pick them up for light reading...and to introduce my new Grandson to the wonders of Nature, especially the beauty of snow and ice and other microscopic sights.
Yes, as I sit and reflect on the fact that one is a so-called award winner and one is not, I have to say that, unlike other critics and "experts," I will continue to trust my own instincts ~ and my own heart.
Beautiful pictures, great story, well written but putting it aside until next year to see if it is more interesting to them then.