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Jacqueline Briggs Martin ABOUT I BOOKS I PRESENTATIONS I BOOK ORDERING

Jacqueline Briggs Martin

Jacqueline Briggs Martin grew up on a dairy farm in Maine.  After moving to Iowa she taught preschool, raised a son and a daughter, and began to write. She has written a dozen or more picture books, including the Caldecott Award winning Snowflake Bentley. In 2017 two new books were published: Creekfinding: A True Story; and a book written about Roy Choi a chef in Los Angeles - Chef Roy Choi and the Street Food Remix. Chef Roy Choi is known as one of the founders of the food truck Movement, and as the creator of the gourmet Korean taco truck.
Earlier books -- The Chiru of High Tibet took her to the high plateau in Tibet. Other books include Farmer Will Allen and the Growing Table which features the efforts of Will Allen to promote and develop urban gardens and
Alice Waters and the Trip to Delicious, a biography of Alice Waters who, over twenty years ago, established the Edible Schoolyard (Berkeley, California). The Edible Schoolyard is today, an important teaching institution and model of edible education that has inspired national and international programs.
Jacqueline lives in Iowa with her husband Rich, where she spends her time reading, writing, baking, gardening and gathering inspiration for more writing. She enjoys meeting her readers and visiting schools, as well as, speaking at conferences and workshops.


Martin is the author of many picture books including: Snowflake Bentley, the Caldecott Award winning book, and her most recent title The Chiru of High Tibet.  In addition she has written Higgins Bend Song and Dance, Banjo Granny, and other titles.
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