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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 comes a new narrative nonfiction picture book, which 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.

  • Frane Lessac is an internationally bestselling and award-winning picture book author-illustrator.
  • Companion to A is for Australia (2015) and A is for Australian Animals (2017).
  • Each spread has a short lyrical verse about the location, as well as a few additional factoids. The end matter will include a map showing all locations.

About the author

Frané Lessac is an author and illustrator of international renown, having over forty 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 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, was awarded the Robert F. Sibert Honor Book medal and the Orbis Pictus Honor Book medal. Her latest Walker titles include: A is for Australia, A Is for Australian Animals and Under the Southern Cross. Australian Baby Animals is Frané’s next book, due for release in December 2019.

ISBN: 9781925381016
Imprint: Walker Books Australia
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: October 1, 2018
Dimensions: 250 x 260mm, 32pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $24.99
New Zealand RRP: $27.99
Stock Level: In Stock

Last updated on 15/03/19 at 01:17:14
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