Frané Lessac

Author, Illustrator

Frané Lessac is a West Australian author-illustrator with nearly 50 award-winning children's books published throughout the world. She grew up in a small town outside of New York City and lived on the Caribbean Island of Montserrat and later London before moving to Australia in 1990. She is married to children's author, Mark Greenwood, and together they have collaborated on Simpson and his Donkey, Midnight – the story of a light horse, Ned Kelly and the Green Sash, and The Legend of Moondyne Joe.

Her author-illustrator titles include, A Is for Australia, Australian Baby Animals, Under the Southern Cross, and Australia Under the Sea 1,2,3. Frané is a dynamic presenter and shares with students of all ages the process of writing and illustrating picture books. Her optimism, humour and eye for detail in the wealth of stories she has to tell is sure to hold any audience captive. She will discuss the origins and inspiration for ideas, research, and balancing creative interpretation with historical and cultural authenticity in creating books. Your students will gain insight into the crafting of narrative through words and pictures.

Frané offers a selection of challenging, engaging workshops for primary, high school students and adults. This is a rare opportunity to meet and work with an award-winning children's book author and illustrator. It is sure to be a memorable experience that students will cherish for the rest of their lives. Frané constantly visits schools, libraries and festivals, empowering both children and young adults. 

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