Michael Leunig

Michael Leunig

June 02, 1945


Michael Leunig often referred to as Leunig, is an Australian cartoonist. His best known works include The Adventures of Vasco Pyjama and the Curly Flats series. He was declared an Australian Living Treasure by the National Trust of Australia in 1999, and he currently lives in central Victoria, Australia.

Average rating: 4.20 · 999 ratings · 107 reviews · 48 distinct works · Similar authors
The Curly Pyjama Letters

4.50 avg rating — 101 ratings — published 2001 — 5 editions
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The Lot: In Words

3.15 avg rating — 104 ratings — published 2008
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The Essential Leunig: Carto...

4.62 avg rating — 66 ratings — published 2012
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The Penguin Leunig

4.39 avg rating — 87 ratings — published 1983 — 2 editions
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Short Notes from the Long H...

4.25 avg rating — 67 ratings — published 1996
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The Travelling Leunig

4.53 avg rating — 58 ratings — published 1991
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Prayer Tree

4.45 avg rating — 55 ratings — published 1992 — 3 editions
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When I Talk to You: A Carto...

4.44 avg rating — 52 ratings — published 2004 — 3 editions
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A Common Prayer

4.38 avg rating — 45 ratings — published 1991 — 3 editions
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Strange Creature

4.19 avg rating — 32 ratings — published 2005
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“God help us to live slowly:
To move simply:
To look softly:
To allow emptiness:
To let the heart create for us.
Michael Leunig

“We struggle, we grow weary, we grow tired. We are exhausted, we are distressed, we despair. We give up, we fall down, we let go. We cry, we are empty, we grown calm. We are ready. We wait quietly.
A small shy truth arrives. Arrives from without and within. Arrives and is born. Simple, steady, clear. Like a mirror, like a bell, like a flame. Like rain in summer. A precious truth arrives and is born within us. Within our emptiness.
We accept it, we observe it, we absorb it. We surrender to our bare truth. We are nourished, we are changed. We are blessed. We rise up. For this we give thanks.
"Short NotesS From The Long History Of Happiness”
Michael Leunig

“When the heart
Is cut or cracked or broken
Do not clutch it
Let the wound lie open
Let the wind
From the good old sea blow in
To bathe the wound with salt
And let it sting.
Let a stray dog lick it
Let a bird lean in the hole and sing
A simple song like a tiny bell
And let it ring
Let it go.
Let it out.
Let it all unravel.
Let it free and it can be
A path on which to travel.”
Michael Leunig, Prayer Tree

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