Jacqueline Briggs MartinJacqueline Briggs Martin is an American author of children's literature and a teacher of creative writing. Her books have received several awards including, Caldecott Medal (1999), Golden Kite Award, Lupine Award (1996, 1998, 2003), Award for Excellence in Children's Literature from the Sterling North Society, and the Green Earth Award. She has taught at Cornell College, University of Iowa, The Loft Literary Center, and is on faculty at Hamline University.
Martin spent her early life on a dairy farm in Maine. She currently lives in Mount Vernon, Iowa. Provided by Wikipedia