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Snowflake Bentley by Jacqueline Briggs Martin
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Jun 25, 2012

it was amazing
bookshelves: caldecott, childhood-fancy, info-books, great-reads, non-fiction
Read in June, 2012

Published in 1998. I really enjoyed hearing about someone that I didn't know was my hero. I have always wondered how someone got the snowflakes photographed before they melted. Snowflake Bentley is the guy. His love for snow and nature led him to a life of discovery in his photographs but also with the aid of a microscope hooked up to a camera, something very rare in his day! I loved how they told the actual story side by side with the story. Surprisingly, I thought they harmonized nicely.

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