Snowflake Bentley

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Snowflake Bentley
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illustrated by Mary Azarian, written by Jacqueline Briggs Martin, and published by Houghton
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"Snowflake Bentley," winner of the Caldecott Medal for the most distinguished American picture book, was published by Houghton Mifflin Company. The book takes children back to the days when farmers worked with ox and sled and cut the dark with lantern light. It introduces Wilson Bentley, a boy who loved snow more than anything in the world and is determined that one day his camera would capture the extraordinary and unique beauty of snowflakes.

Committee Chair Barbara Barstow said, "'Snowflake Bentley' has a beautiful and thoughtful design, a poetic and informative text, distinguished illustrations, universal appeal and resonance. Mary Azarian, a Vermont artist who loves snow as much as Wilson Bentley, has created strong and skillfully carved woodcuts that portray sensible, sturdy characters and a timeless rural landscape."

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