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  • Published: 30 October 2017
  • ISBN: 9780143788577
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 144
  • RRP: $24.99

Ducks for Dark Times


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Ducks for Dark Times is a hilarious, uplifting shot in the arm from Michael Leunig, an antidote to the prevailing madness.

A collection of cartoons about many strange and lovely things: kind words for dark days; simple poems concerning wonderful mysteries; reflections on sadness, joy, dismay, sanity, soup and beauty. Also: doubts, confessions, laments and tributes. Spirited depictions of dogs, ducks, teapots and trees, with various peculiar attempts to shine some light on dark and troubled times.

  • Pub date: 30 October 2017
  • ISBN: 9780143788577
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 144
  • RRP: $24.99

About the Author

Michael Leunig

Michael Leunig has been drawing and writing for Australian newspapers since 1965. He was born in Melbourne and now lives on a farm in north-eastern Victoria. His work has been widely published overseas, and has been adapted in Australia for television, theatre and radio. His many titles include The Penguin Leunig, The Travelling Leunig, Ramming the Shears, Everyday Devils and Angels, You and Me, Short Notes from the Long History of Happiness, Why Dogs Sniff Each Other's Tails, Goatperson and Other Tales, The Curly Pyjama Letters, The Stick, Poems, Strange Creature and The Lot.

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