Under the Southern Cross

By Frané Lessac
Illustrated by Frané Lessac

From the bestselling and award-winning creator of A is for Australia and A is for Australian Animals, a narrative nonfiction picture book that explores Australia after dark.

Night-time in Australia, animals are waking, people are exploring, discoveries are being made – under the Southern Cross. What makes ribbons of colour swirl in the sky? What are the spooky balls of light that bounce across the outback? What animal lays eggs that look like squishy ping-pong balls? Where can you watch a movie with bats circling overhead? Discover the answers to these questions and more in this factastic picture book tour of Australia after dark.

  • Under the Southern Cross will introduce readers to some of the most popular destinations, animals and activities in Australia.
  • Includes a fact page about the Southern Lights, a map showing the distribution of places featured in the book, and a fun activity on each page to find "Banjo," Frane's dog.
  • Under the Southern Cross, the follow up to Under the Milky Way, is perfect for use in Australian classrooms.

About the author

Frané Lessac is an author and illustrator of international renown, having nearly fifty children’s books published throughout the world. She was born in the USA and lived on the Caribbean island of Montserrat, as well as in London, before moving to Australia.Frané loves to travel and create books based on her worldwide journeys. She has contributed her distinctive paintings to many critically acclaimed children’s picture books including, The Legend of Moondyne Joe which won the West Australian Premier’s Children’s Book Award, and Simpson and His Donkey, a CBCA Honour Book that was also selected as a USBBY Outstanding International Book. In 2019, We Are Grateful: Otsaliheliga, written by Traci Sorell, was awarded the Robert F. Sibert Honor Book Honor medal, the Orbis Pictus Honor Book medal and the Boston Globe Horn Book Honor medal.

ISBN: 9781760651718
Imprint: Walker Books Australia
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: September 2, 2020
Dimensions: 250 x 260mm, 32pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $16.99
New Zealand RRP: $18.99
Stock Level: In Stock

Last updated on 07/09/20 at 16:57:00
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