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Frané Lessac (1954-) Biography

Career, Awards, Honors, Writings, SidelightsPersonal, Addresses, Member, Work in Progress

Given name is pronounced "Fra-nay;" born 1954, in Jersey City, NJ; Education: Attended New School for Social Research, 1973, University of Southern California, 1974, and University of California—Los Angeles, 1975-76.

Offıce—c/o Artbeat Publishers, P.O. Box 1110, Fremantle, West Australia 6160, Australia. Agent—Marcia Wernick, Sheldon Fogelman Agency, 10 East 40th St., Ste. 3800, New York, NY 10016.

Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (assistant regional advisor, West Australia).


Charlotte Pomerantz, The Chalk Doll, Lippincott (Philadelphia, PA), 1989.

Aleph Kamal, The Bird Who Was an Elephant, Cambridge University Press (Cambridge, England), 1989, Lippincott (Philadelphia, PA), 1990.

Barbara Ker Wilson, The Turtle and the Island: A Folktale from Papua New Guinea, Lippincott (Philadelphia, PA), 1990.

Marilyn Singer, Nine o'Clock Lullaby, HarperCollins (New York, NY), 1991.

Irving Burgle, compiler, Caribbean Carnival: Songs of the West Indies, Tambourine Books (New York, NY), 1992.

Monica Gunning, Not a Copper Penny in Me House: Poems from the Caribbean, Wordsong (Honesdale, PA), 1993.

Eric Maddern, The Fire Children: A West African Creation Tale, Dial (New York, NY), 1993.

Jan Wahl, Little Gray One, Tambourine Books (New York, NY), 1993.

Patricia Zelver, The Wonderful Towers of Watts, Tambourine Books (New York, NY), 1994.

Mark Greenwood, Outback Adventure, Plantagenet Press (Fremantle, West Australia), 1994.

Lee Bennett Hopkins, Good Rhymes, Good Times: Original Poems, HarperCollins (New York, NY), 1995.

Isaac Olaleye, The Distant Talking Drum: Poems from Nigeria, Wordsong (Honesdale, PA), 1995.

Mark Greenwood, Our Big Island, Plantagenet Press (Fremantle, West Australia), 1995.

Vashanti Rahaman, O Christmas Tree, Boyds Mills Press (Honesdale, PA), 1996.

Rita Golden Gelman, Queen Esther Saves Her People, Scholastic (New York, NY), 1998.

Marilyn Singer, On the Same Day in March: A Tour of the World's Weather, HarperCollins (New York, NY), 2000.

Mark Greenwood, The Legend of Moondyne Joe, Cygnet Books (Crawley, WA), 2002.

Mark Greenwood, The Magic Boomerang, Artbeat Publishers (Fremantle, West Australia), 2002.

Laura Krauss Melmed, Capital! Washington D.C. from A to Z, HarperCollins (New York, NY), 2003.

Barbara Ker Wilson, Maui and the Big Fish, Frances Lincoln (London, England), 2003.

Island Counting 1 2 3, for Candlewick Press (Cambridge, MA), publication expected in 2005; Monday on the Mississippi, by Marilyn Singer, for Holt (New York, NY), publication expected in 2005; New York, New York! The Big Apple from A to Z, by Laura Melmed, for HarperCollins (New York, NY), publication expected in 2005; Look at the Clouds, by Anne Rockwell, for HarperCollins (New York, NY).

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