Frané Lessac

Frané Lessac

Lessac, FraneFrané Lessac is an author and illustrator of over forty children’s books. She has contributed her distinctive paintings to many critically acclaimed children’s picture books, including My Little Island, a Reading Rainbow feature book. On the Same Day in March was named Top Ten Science Books by ALA Booklist. 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 is a USBBY Outstanding International Book. The Legend of Moondyne Joe won the West Australian Premier’s Children’s Book Award. Simpson and His Donkey, was a Children’s Book Council Honour Book and was selected as a USBBY Outstanding International Book. Ned Kelly and the Green Sash won the WAYBRA Hoffman Award for Young Readers.

Her latest books include The Mayflower, written by Mark Greenwood and published by Holiday House, and Midnight, published by Candlewick Press. A is for Australia, written and illustrated by Frané, was published by Walker Books in January 2015. Frané is the Regional Advisor for the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators for Australia West. In 2010, she was awarded The Muriel Barwell Award for Distinguished Service to Children’s Literature. Frané joined the National Year of Reading initiative as a State Ambassador for Western Australia in 2012 and a Room to Read Ambassador in 2014.

For more information: franelessac.com

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