Under the Southern Cross

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.---from the publisher

32 pages                          978-1536202267                      Ages 5-8

Keywords:  southern hemisphere, constellation, nighttime, stars, Australia, connection, nature, wonder, 5 year old, 6 year old, 7 year old, 8 year old, multicultural

Companion book:  Under the Milky Way

About the Author: Frané Lessac is the creator of Under the Milky Way, A Is for Australian Animals, and Island Counting 1 2 3. She is also the illustrator of Pattan’s Pumpkin, Midnight, The Donkey of Gallipoli, and The Greatest Liar on Earth as well as many other books for young readers. She was born in the United States and now lives in Australia.

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