From the time he was a small boy, Wilson Bentley saw snowflakesas small miracles. And he determined that one day his camera wouldcapture for others the wonder of the tiny crystal. Bentley'senthusiasm for photographing snowflakes was often misunderstood inhis time, but his patience and determination revealed two importanttruths: no two snowflakes are alike; and each one is startlinglybeautiful. His story is gracefully told and brought to life inlovely woodcuts, giving children insight into a soul who had notonly a scientist's vision and perseverance but a clear passion forthe wonders of nature. \"Of all the forms of water the tinysix-pointed crystals of ice called snow are incomparably the mostbeautiful and varied.\" -- Wilson Bentley. SNOWFLAKE BENTLEY won the1999 Caldecott Medal.