The Prayer Tree

by Michael Leunig

On Sale: 06/08/1998



About the Book

A cartoonist talks to God.

In 1989, cartoonist Michael Leunig began an experiment. Asked to produce a weekly cartoon for Sunday Age, Australia, he remembers wondering 'if newspapers might carry some small spiritual message of consolation as a tiny reparation for the enormous anxiety and distress they can create?' Since then, the two collection, A Common Prayer and the Prayer tree have brought his unique humour and intriguing drawings to a wide public across the world.

"A person kneels to contemplate a tree and to reflect upon the troubles and joys of life. the person imagines mornings and evenings in a great forest of prayers, swarming and teeming with life. the person is learning how to pray." Michael Leunig.

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9781863717410
  • ISBN 10: 1863717412
  • Imprint: HarperCollins - AU
  • On Sale: 06/08/1998
  • Pages: 64
  • List Price: 16.95 AUD
  • BISAC1: RELIGION / General


Michael Leunig is a cartoonist, writer, painter, philosopher and poet. His commentary on political, cultural and emotional life spans more than forty years and has often explored the idea of an innocent and sacred personal world. His work appears regularly in the Age and the Sydney Morning Herald. He was declared an Australian Living Treasure by the National Trust of Australia in 1999.

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Other Works by Michael Leunig

When I Talk to You

by Michael Leunig

A Common Prayer

by Michael Leunig

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