Franck Prévot

Franck Prévot was born in Bourg-en-Bresse in 1968. He studied writing, business, and education. After he became a father, he rediscovered children’s literature with his children and students. He is the author of several picture books. He loves to tell stories, talk about books, and play with words.

In 2015 The Woman Who Planted Millions of Trees was published. Franck tells the story of Wangari Maathai who received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2004 for her efforts to lead women in a nonviolent struggle to bring peace and democracy to Africa through its reforestation. Her organization planted over thirty million trees in thirty years.

  • Children's Africana Book Awards Best Book for Young Children
  • USBBY Outstanding International Books
  • Booklist Top Ten Biographies for Youth

Praise for Wangari Maathai: The Woman Who Planted Millions of Trees

The writing is artful, clear, and concise, with references to Maathai's native Swahili language and the cultural connections to the environment... Fronty's art shines bright, expanding the text with styles that echo Henri Rousseau, Henri Matisse, and others.

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Performing in 2018!

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