April 2007

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Meet Jacqueline Briggs Martin

Jacqueline Briggs Martin has always loved the sounds of words. She grew up on a dairy farm in Maine with three brothers and two sisters, received a B.A. from Wellesley College and an M.A. in Child Development from the University of Minnesota. Martin has published fourteen books for children, including the ALA Notable book Grandmother Bryant’s Pocket. Her picture book biography of a self taught scientist—Snowflake Bentley, illustrated by Mary Azarian—was awarded the 1999 Caldecott Medal by the American Library Association. The Lamp, the Ice, and the Boat Called Fish was named an ALA Notable Book. Jacqueline Briggs Martin and her husband Richard live in Mount Vernon, Iowa.

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