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Title: Snowflake Bentley
Author: Jacqueline Briggs Martin
Illustrator: Mary Azarian
Illustrations: : Woodcuts, handtinted with watercolors
Age Range: 3+

A biography of Willie Benton, a man famous for his snowflake photographs. As a young boy Willie had a strong interest in nature and the world around him. After receiving a microscope from his mom he learned that each snowflake is unique. Willie tries to draw individual snowflakes, but they melt before he can finish. Willie is not able to share the beauty of the snowflakes until his parents spend their savings to buy him a microscope with a camera attached. Willie works hard to take beautiful pictures for everyone to see. Willie eventually died from an illness caused by the snow, but his photographs are in books and journals and a monument has been constructed for him in his hometown

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