Frané Lessac

Name Frané Lessac
Profession author illustrator
Professional Services
  • Community writing facilitation
  • Consultations
  • Master classes
  • Master discussions
  • Mentoring
  • Public artwork creation
  • Public readings
  • Talks
  • Workshop presentation
  • Publishing
Areas of Work
  • Children's
  • Fiction
  • History
  • Illustration
  • Indigenous
  • Nonfiction
  • Picture books
  • Poetry
  • War
Country Australia
State WA
Suburb Fremantle
Address PO Box 1110
Website http://www.franelessac.com
Phone 0894305479
Biography Frané Lessac has over 40 award winning children's books published throughout the world. Her greatest ambition is to instill pride and self esteem in children about their own unique heritage and their ability to capture it in pictures and words.
Publication History 1984 "My Little Island"-written and illus. by Frané Lessac Macmillan/ UK /Caribbean Harpercollins/USA St.Marteen Children's Book of the Year 1985 Books for Children(Library of Congress) Reading Rainbow Feature Book 1986 "The Dragon of Redonda" by Jan Jackson, illus. by Frané Lessac Macmillan/UK/Caribbean Letterbox Library /UK 1987 "Caribbean Canvas"-written and illus. by Frané Lessac Macmillan/UK HarperCollins/ Boyds Mill Press USA 1989 Notable Trade Book in Social Studies (NCSS/CBC) USA American Institute of Graphic Arts- Book Show Award 1990 1989 "The Chalk Doll" by Charlotte Pomerantz, illus. by Frané Lessac Harper & Row USA Scholastic Book Club USA ALA Booklist Children's Editors Choice1989 Notable Trade Book in Social Studies (NCSS/CBC) USA Parents' Choice Gold Award USA 1989 "The Bird Who Was An Elephant" by Aleph Kamal,illus. Frané Lessac Cambridge UK/Aus HarperCollins/USA 1990 Gujerati, Bengali, Urdu, Punjabi Letterbox Library UK Parenting Magazine Reading Magic Award USA 1990 Notable Trade Book in Social Studies(NCSS/CBC) USA 1989 "Caribbean Alphabet"-written and illus.by Frané Lessac Macmillan/UK William Morrow /USA Letterbox Library UK 1994 Notable Trade Book in Social Studies (NCSS/CBC) Book of the Month Club USA 1990 "The Turtle and The Island" by Barbra Ker Wilson, illus. Frané Lessac Frances Lincoln/UK/Australia Harper Collins/USA JEI Academy/Korea 1990 "Nine O'Clock Lullaby"-by Marilyn Singer, illus.by Frané Lessac HarperCollins USA Scholastic Book Club USA IBM- Stories and More 1992 "Caribbean Carnival"- songs by Irving Burgie, illus.by Frané Lessac Tambourine Books (William Morrow)/USA Macmillan/UK New York Public Library Choice-100 Best Books 1993 Notable Trade Book in Social Studies (NCSS/CBC) Bank Street College- Children's Books of the Year List USA 1993 "The Fire Children"- retold by Eric Maddern, illus.by Frané Lessac Frances Lincoln/UK,/Australia General/ Canada Dial/USA Sjostrands/Sweden, Klematis/Denmark Carlsen/Norway JEI Academy/Korea Children's Books of the Year-UK 1994 1993 Junior Education Best Books of the Year-UK 1993 "Little Gray One"- by Jan Wahl, illus.by Frané Lessac Tambourine Books (William Morrow)/USA 1993 "Not A Copper Penny"- by Monica Gunning, illus.by Frané Lessac Boyds Mill Press/USA Pan Macmillan/UK Letterbox Library UK 1994 Notable Children's Book-Language Arts/Nat.Coun. of Teachers USA 1994 Américas Children's & Young Adult Literature Award-Commended 1994 "Magic Boomerang" by Mark Greenwood, illus.by Frané Lessac Artbeat Publishers/Australia Letterbox Library/UK 1994 "Wonderful Towers of Watts"-by Patricia Zelver, illus.by Frané Lessac Tambourine Books (William Morrow)/USA Boyds Mill Press USA Reading Rainbow Feature Book IBM- Stories and More Children's Books of Distinction Awards- Shortlist USA 1994 "Outback Adventure" by Mark Greenwood, illus.by Frané Lessac Artbeat Publishers/Australia Playschool ABC TV/ Australia 1994 "The Distant Talking Drum"- by Isaac Olaleye, illus.by Frané Lessac Boyds Mill Press/USA 1996 Notable Trade Book in Social Studies (NCSS/CBC) 1996 ALA Notable Books for Children The Hungry Mind Review-Children's Book of Distinction Finalist Alabama State Award- "Emphasis on Reading List" 1996 Notable Book for a Global Society Award 1995 "Good Rhymes Good Times"- Lee Bennett Hopkins,illus. Frané Lessac HarperCollins/USA Crayola Kids Magazine's-Ten Best Books 1995 1995 "Our Big Island" by Mark Greenwood, illus. Frané Lessac Artbeat Publishers/Australia 1996 "O Christmas Tree!" by Vashanti Rahaman, illus. Frané Lessac Boyds Mill Press/USA 1997 Notable Trade Book in Social Studies (NCSS/CBC) Bank Street College Book of the Year 1998 "Queen Esther Saves Her People" Rita Gelman, illus.Frané Lessac Scholastic/ USA Sydney Taylor Award Honor for Younger Readers 2000 "On the Same Day in March"-by Marilyn Singer, illus. Frané Lessac HarperCollins USA Booklist-Top Ten Science Books 2000 2000 Notable Trade Book in Social Studies (NCSS/CBC) 2002 "The Legend of Moondyne Joe" Mark Greenwood & Frané Lessac Cygnet/UWA Australia West Australia Premier’s Children’s Book Award-Winner 2002 2003 "Capital! Washington D-C from A-Z" Laura Melmed, illus. Frané Lessac HarperCollins USA 2003 "Camp Granada" by Frané Lessac Henry Holt Publishers USA 2003 “Maui and the Big Fish” by Barbra Ker Wilson, illus. Frané Lessac Frances Lincoln/UK /Australia 2005 “New York- The Big Apple from A-Z " Laura Melmed, illus. Frané Lessac HarperCollins USA 2005 “Monday on the Mississippi” by Marilyn Singer, illus. Frané Lessac Henry Holt Publishers USA 2005 “Island Counting 1-2-3” by Frané Lessac Candlewick/Walker Books Playschool ABC TV/ Australia 2005 “The Day of the Elephant by Barbra Ker Wilson, illus. Frané Lessac HarperCollins USA 2008 “Simpson and his Donkey” Mark Greenwood & Frané Lessac Walker Books UK AUS Candlewick USA Book of the Year Children's Book Council Honour Books Kirkus Review Best Books 2008 ad Starred Review CBC NTSS Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People 2009 USBBY Outstanding International Books 2009 West Australia Premier Book Awards – Shortlist 2008 CJ Korean Book Awards Shortlist * 2011 Sakura Medal Shortlist 2008 “Clouds” by Anne Rockwell, ills Frané Lessac HarperCollins USA 2009 “Heart of Texas” Laura Melmed, illus. Frané Lessac HarperCollins USA 2010 "Ned Kelly and The Green Sash" Mark Greenwood & Frané Lessac Walker Books CJ Korean Book Awards Shortlist SCBWI Crystal Kite Award 2011 Shortlist CBCA Notable Book 2011 WAYRBA Picture Books Shortlist 2011 WAYRBA Winner for 2011 Hoffman Award 2102 "The Greatest Liar On Earth" Mark Greenwood & Frané Lessac Walker Books UK AUS Candlewick USA 2012 "Drummer Boy Of John John" Mark Greenwood & Frané Lessac Lee & Low Books The 2013 CCBC Choices Kirkus Review Best Books 2012 Américas Book Award Commended Title 2013 "The Book Boat's In" Cynthia Cotten & Frane Lessac Holiday House Books USA 2014 "Midnight" Mark Greenwood & Frané Lessac Walker Books UK AUS Candlewick USA 2014 "Mayflower" Mark Greenwood & Frané Lessac Holiday House Books USA