Jacqueline Briggs Martin and Mary Azarian

The true story of Wilson Bentley and his singular fascination with snowflakes is rendered in rich prose and gorgeous artwork in this Caldecott Medal-winning picture book, perfect for the holidays, snow days, and every day. Wilson Bentley was always enamored with snow. He saw each tiny crystal of a snowflake as a little miracle and wanted to understand them as a child and adult.

His parents encouraged his curiosity and worked hard to provide him with his own camera and microscope. His enthusiasm was misunderstood at the time. On the other hand, Wilson cataloged hundreds of snowflake photographs, gave slideshows of his findings, and published a book of his photos when he was 66. His work became the foundation for everything we know about beautiful, one-of-a-kind snowflakes today.

This biographical ode to a very special farmer makes an ideal holiday gift or snow day read.”