Virtual Visit - I saw the talk with Frane and all the teachers and children were really enamoured with everything she read about, drew, spoke about and joked about. One teacher said it was the best author talk she has heard. Of course, it was not the same as having authors in person, but it was still well organised and entertaining
Fabulous – kids in the palm of her hand, the teachers admired her too! Students enchanted by her stories –fascinated, interested and engaged.
It was fabulous! I have had kids and staff constantly singing your praises and asking for your books today!
Thanks so much! She was wonderful to deal with, warm and accommodating. The children ranging in age from 5 to 13 were captivated by her stories and loved listening to a real live illustrator! If Frane ever comes over this way again we would love to have her visit again.
All of your books have walked off the shelves and the children are buzzing about history.
Frané's knowledge, style, and genuine love for children were apparent in everything she did. Her flexibility and warmth were very much appreciated by our entire staff.
Frané's warmth, enthusiasm, and special connection with young people was apparent on every occasion.
Frané has been associated with the Fremantle Childrens' Literature Centre for the past twenty-five years providing ten outstanding exhibitions of her award winning picture books and undertaking numerous residencies at the Centre, throughout rural West Australia, and Internationally. Her wide range of workshops are well structured and very practical as well as creative and entertaining. Students and teachers alike respond to her warmth and professionalism.
Frané's approach to the children and the workshop content was well developed and age appropriate. The teachers found it a rare opportunity to work with a professional author, develop their own skills and repertoire of strategies to teaching the writing/illustrating process.
I want to thank you for a wonderful visit.. You made a great connection to our second graders, and inspired them to create their own picture books, which, when complete will be housed in our library. We would love another chance to have you present to our students.
Thanks a million for all your efforts at our school last week. All the children really enjoyed the experience and they can't stop talking about you. We are thrilled with the outcomes for the week. To meet and interact with a real author and illustrator has made a significant contribution to literacy outcomes in our school. The way you took the challenges in your stride and worked so hard is a credit to your professionalism. We have really enjoyed reading and interacting with your books this year. You were great company and we hope to work with you again some day.
I cannot tell you the level of enthusiasm here at Moriah as a result of your visit! The children SO enjoyed meeting you and hearing your saga of being an author and illustrator, and living in and traveling to faraway places to do your research. (My first two classes this morning begged for your books). We will always cherish and remember your visit here.
Thank you for the exceptional quality, warmth, and professionalism that you showed to our students, staff, and myself during your visit. The children were captivated by your appearances and your books have become the most sought out titles in our library....as they should be! Thank you for being so flexible and generous with your time. I have no doubt that you have ignited our students' imaginations and opened them up to writing, illustrating, and literature. It was a joy to work with someone who is so passionate about their work!