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Summary

Frané Lessac is an author-illustrator, publishing over forty award-winning books for children. Frané speaks at festivals in Australia and overseas sharing the process of writing and illustrating books, empowering both children and adults. Frané’s latest books include Under the Southern Cross and We Are Grateful:Ostaliheliga, which has been awarded the 2019 Boston Globe–Horn Book Picture Book Honor Award, an Orbis Pictus Honor Book Award and the Sibert Honor Book in the USA.

Biography

Frané Lessac is was born in the USA, lived on the Caribbean island of Montserrat and later London, before making West Australia home. She’s presented at the Edinburgh International Writers Festival, Politics and Prose Bookstore in Washington D.C., Eric Carle Museum, Beijing Bookworm Literature Festival, Brooklyn Book Festival, Bali’s Ubud Writer’s Festival, Singapore Asian Festival of Children’s Content, Bookaroo Festivals in India and Kuching, and the Los Angeles and Bologna SCBWI Conference. Her contribution to Amnesty International’s, “We Are All Born Free”, celebrating the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, has been translated into more than 30 languages and an USBBY Outstanding International Book. Frané was the inaugural Regional Advisor SCBWI Australia West. She joined the National Year of Reading 2012 initiative as a State Ambassador. Frané has served on the executive committee of the Australian Society of Authors, was a State Ambassador for National Year of Reading, and presently an Ambassador for Room to Read and Books in Homes. n 2010, she received the Muriel Barwell Award for Distinguished Service to Children’s Literature. Frané is married to children's author, Mark Greenwood, and they have collaborated on many children's books including; “Simpson and his Donkey” and “Midnight – the story of a light horse”.

Relevant qualifications

Regional Advisor - Society of Children's Book Illustrators Australia West 2002-2006
Australia Society of Authors - Executive Board 2010-2013
Illustrator Coordinator - Society of Children's Book Illustrators Australia West 2006-2012
Regional Advisor Society of Children's Book Illustrators Australia West 2012-2014
Role Model and Ambassador: Room to Read and Books in Homes
Member- Children's Book Council West Australia
Board Member - The Literature Centre 2019-

Recent experience

2019 Guest Speaker - American Library Association Conference - Washington D.C. USA
2019 Creator's Table - Bologna Children's Book Fair - Bologna, Italy
2019 Guest Speaker - Perth Writer's Festival - Perth, West Australia
2018 Guest Speaker - Asian Festival Children's Content - Singapore
2018 Appearances - Bank Street College and Books of Wonder - New York City USA

Publications

Under the Southen Cross

Under the Southen Cross

Publisher: Walker Books

Publ. date: 2019

Genre: Picture Book

We Are Grateful: Otsaliheliga

We Are Grateful: Otsaliheliga

Publisher: Charlesbridge Publishers

Publ. date: 2018

Genre: Picture Book

A is for Australian Animals

A is for Australian Animals

Publisher: Walker Books

Publ. date: 2018

Genre: Picture Book

Pattan's Pumpkin

Pattan's Pumpkin

Publisher: Otter- Barry Books

Publ. date: 2016

Genre: Picture Book

A is for Australia

A is for Australia

Publisher: Walker Books

Publ. date: 2015

Genre: Picture Book

The Mayflower

The Mayflower

Publisher: Holiday House Publishers

Publ. date: 2014

Genre: Picture Book

Midnight

Midnight

Publisher: Walker Books

Publ. date: 2014

Genre: Picture Book

The Book Boat’s In

The Book Boat’s In

Publisher: Holiday House

Publ. date: 2013

Genre: Picture Book

The Greatest Liar on Earth

The Greatest Liar on Earth

Publisher: Walker Books

Publ. date: 2012

Genre: Picture Book

The Drummer Boy of John John

The Drummer Boy of John John

Publisher: Lee and Low Publishers

Publ. date: 2012

Genre: Picture Book

Ned Kelly and the Green Sash

Ned Kelly and the Green Sash

Publisher: Walker Books

Publ. date: 2010

Genre: Picture Book

Clouds

Clouds

Publisher: HarperCollins

Publ. date: 2009

Genre: Picture Book

Heart of Texas

Heart of Texas

Publisher: HarperCollins

Publ. date: 2009

Genre: Picture Book

Simpson and his Donkey

Simpson and his Donkey

Publisher: Walker Books

Publ. date: 2008

Genre: Picture Book

Monday on the Mississippi

Monday on the Mississippi

Publisher: Henry Holt

Publ. date: 2005

Genre: Picture Book

Island Counting 1-2-3

Island Counting 1-2-3

Publisher: Candlewick Press

Publ. date: 2005

Genre: Picture Book

New York- The Big Apple from A-Z

New York- The Big Apple from A-Z

Publisher: HarperCollins

Publ. date: 2005

Genre: Picture Book

The Day of the Elephant

The Day of the Elephant

Publisher: HarperCollins

Publ. date: 2005

Genre: Picture Book

Camp Granada

Camp Granada

Publisher: Henry Holt

Publ. date: 2003

Genre: Picture Book

Maui and the Big Fish

Maui and the Big Fish

Publisher: Frances Lincoln

Publ. date: 2003

Genre: Picture Book

Capital! Washington D-C from A-Z

Capital! Washington D-C from A-Z

Publisher: HarperCollins

Publ. date: 2003

Genre: Picture Book

The Legend of Moondyne Joe

The Legend of Moondyne Joe

Publisher: Walker Books

Publ. date: 2002

Genre: Picture Book

Queen Esther Saves Her People

Queen Esther Saves Her People

Publisher: Scholastic

Publ. date: 1998

Genre: Picture Book

O Christmas Tree!

O Christmas Tree!

Publisher: Boyds Mill Press

Publ. date: 1996

Genre: Picture Book

Our Big Island

Our Big Island

Publisher: Artbeat Publishers

Publ. date: 1995

Genre: Picture Book

Good Rhymes Good Times

Good Rhymes Good Times

Publisher: HarperCollins

Publ. date: 1995

Genre: Picture Book

Magic Boomerang

Magic Boomerang

Publisher: Artbeat Publishers

Publ. date: 1994

Genre: Picture Book

Outback Adventure

Outback Adventure

Publisher: Artbeat Publishers

Publ. date: 1994

Genre: Picture Book

Wonderful Towers of Watts

Wonderful Towers of Watts

Publisher: Boyds Mill Press

Publ. date: 1994

Genre: Picture Book

The Distant Talking Drum

The Distant Talking Drum

Publisher: Boyds Mill Press

Publ. date: 1994

Genre: Picture Book

Little Gray One

Little Gray One

Publisher: Tambourine Books

Publ. date: 1993

Genre: Picture Book

The Fire Children

The Fire Children

Publisher: Frances Lincoln

Publ. date: 1993

Genre: Picture Book

Not A Copper Penny

Not A Copper Penny

Publisher: Boyds Mill Press

Publ. date: 1993

Genre: Picture Book

Caribbean Carnival

Caribbean Carnival

Publisher: William Morrow

Publ. date: 1992

Genre: Picture Book

The Turtle and The Island

The Turtle and The Island

Publisher: Frances Lincoln

Publ. date: 1990

Genre: Picture Book

Nine O'Clock Lullaby

Nine O'Clock Lullaby

Publisher: HarperCollins

Publ. date: 1990

Genre: Picture Book

The Chalk Doll

The Chalk Doll

Publisher: HarperCollins

Publ. date: 1989

Genre: Picture Book

The Bird Who Was An Elephant

The Bird Who Was An Elephant

Publisher: Cambridge

Publ. date: 1989

Genre: Picture Book

Caribbean Alphabet

Caribbean Alphabet

Publisher: Macmillan

Publ. date: 1989

Genre: Picture Book

Caribbean Canvas

Caribbean Canvas

Publisher: HarperCollins

Publ. date: 1987

Genre: Picture Book

The Dragon of Redonda

The Dragon of Redonda

Publisher: Macmillan

Publ. date: 1986

Genre: Picture Book

My Little Island

My Little Island

Publisher: HarperCollins

Publ. date: 1984

Genre: Picture Book

Illustration samples

Get in touch

Email [email protected]

Website https://www.franelessac.com

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YouTube https://www.youtube.com/user/franelessac/videos

Phone 0402090693

Address

PO Box 1110
Fremantle Western Australia 6959

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