- 20110204 - Writers' Voices - Jacqeline Briggs Martin

The Chiru of High TibetThis week's Writers' Voices features Cheryl Fusco Johnson talking with children's book author Jacqueline Briggs Martin. Jacqueline's most recent book is "The Chiru of High Tibet". Her book tells the true story of how a scientist and four mountain men set out to save the antelope-like creature called the chiru. Chirus are sought after for their soft wool, however they cannot survive being sheared. Taking their wool means taking their life. This practice has caused the chirus to be on the brink of extinction.

Jacqueline Briggs Martin has written many children's books, including the Caldecott Award-winning "Snowflake Bentley", "Good Times on Grandfather Mountain", "Banjo Granny" and many more. She currently lives in Mount Vernon, Iowa.