Jacqueline Briggs Martin is the author of Grandmother Bryant's Pocket, which was a Bulletin Blue Ribbon book, an SLJ Best book, an ALA Notable, a Hungry Mind Review Book of Distinction, and the recipient of Maine's Lupine Award. About Wilson Bentley, when says: "he saw beauty where no one else had noticed it - and he was determined to show others that beauty. His vision and his single-minded pursuit of his goal, as well as his believe that the "treasure" was in the beauty of snow, not in money - all that made him one of my heroes." Martin is the mother of two grown children and lives in Mt. Vernon, Iowa, with her husband.
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