Mark Greenwood, who has a passion for history and legends, is
the author of many books for children, published both in the United
States and in his native Australia. His recent book, The Drummer
Boy of John John, was honoured by Kirkus Reviews ("Best
of 2012") and the Bank Street College of Education Children's Book
Committee. The Donkey of Gallipoli, illustrated by his wife,
Frane Lessac, was a CBC Honour Book and a USBBY Outstanding
International Book. His work has twice received the West Australian
Premier's Book Award. Jandamarra, illustrated by Terry
Denton, was short-listed for the 2014 Children's Book Council
Awards. Mark's latest books include The Mayflower, published
by Holiday House, and Midnight, published by Walker Books
Australia and New Zealand and Candlewick Press in the US.
Frane 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 and London before moving to Australia. Frane has contributed her distinctive paintings to many critically acclaimed children's picture books, including My Little Island, a Reading Rainbow feature book. Also, On the Same Day in March was named a Top Ten Science Books by ALA Booklist. Frane's contribution to Amnesty International's We Are All Born Free, celebrating the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, has been translated into more than 30 languages and was a USBBY Outstanding International Book. Her latest books include The Mayflower, written by Mark Greenwood and published by Holiday House, Midnight, to be published by Candlewick Press in 2015 and A is for Australia, published by Walker Books Australia in early 2015.
A well-written, beautifully illustrated book that will remain timeless. * Kids' Book Review *