Jacqueline Briggs Martin
Snowflake Bentley won the Caldecott Medal in 1999, while The Lamp, the Ice, and the Boat Called Fish was an ALA Noteworthy Book, a Bulletin Blue Ribbon Book, a Riverbank Review Finalist, a Notable Social Studies Trade Book, and the recipient of The Golden Kite Award for Illustration. She grew up on a farm in Maine that was similar to the one depicted in this narrative. She is a resident of Mt. Vernon is a town in Iowa.