Author & Illustrator

Frané Lessac

I grew up in a small town on top of the Palisades in New Jersey. From my bedroom window, I could see the famous skyscraper skyline of New York City. In the hot summer months I could hear the shrieks of people riding on the roller coaster at a nearby amusement park.

My work has led me on many adventures in numerous countries. Traveling continues to be a major source of inspiration for my work as I render my impression of a country and its way of life in oil and gouache paintings. My greatest ambition is to instill pride and self-esteem in children about their unique heritage and their own ability to capture in it pictures and words.

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Most Recent Book
Under the Southern Cross book

picture Books

knights · stars · Australia
Under the Southern Cross
Boston Globe-Horn Book Award · community · Native Americans · vocabulary
We Are Grateful: Otsaliheliga
Australia · animals · nature
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picture book
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