Under the Southern Cross

This celebratory picture book from Frané Lessac shines a light on beloved nighttime activities under the starry skies of Australia.

After nightfall in Australia, families watch movies as bats flit overhead, mysterious orbs of light bounce across the outback, a staircase to the moon appears reflected at the ocean’s edge, and a Ferris wheel offers a citywide view — all under the Southern Cross. Bright and colorful artwork, fascinating natural phenomena, and shared experiences connect people across the country in Frané Lessac’s fascinating tour of Australia at night.

  • ISBN: 9781925381016
  • Imprint: Walker Books Australia
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Pages: 32


Best of 2018 Picture Book Shortlist


Notable Book 2019

Children’s Book Council Australia

Shortlist 2019

Speech Pathology Book of the Year Awards

Praise For Under the Southern Cross

About Frané

Frané loves to travel and create books based on her worldwide journeys. She is an artist and an author-illustrator, publishing over fifty books for children. Frané speaks at festivals in Australia and overseas sharing the process of writing and illustrating books, empowering both children and adults.