Frane Lessac

Frane Lessac

Frané Lessac is an author and illustrator, having created beautiful illustrations for more than forty books. Frané’s first book My Little Island, was named a Children's Book of the Year by the Library of Congress, a compilation of her paintings from Montserrat. She has contributed her distinctive paintings to many picture books, including On the Same Day in March named Top Ten Science Books by ALA Booklist. The Donkey of Gallipoli, named an Honor Book for the Children’s Book Council’s Book of the Year Awards, Kirkus Review’s Best Books, CBC NTSS Books for Young People USA, and an USBBY Outstanding International Books. 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. In 2010, Frané was awarded The Muriel Barwell Award for Distinguished Service to Children's Literature. She is married to children's author, Mark Greenwood, and they have collaborated on many children's books including is The Greatest Liar on Earth and Drummer Boy of John John. Frané constantly visits schools, libraries and festivals in Australia and overseas sharing the process of writing and illustrating books empowering both children and adults.

Books by Frane Lessac