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Gymkhana (Methuen Humour)

4.32  ·  Rating details ·  53 ratings  ·  5 reviews
The master of advice on equitation returns in this classic and much-loved cartoon selection. The originator of the classic pony cartoon, Thelwell's work has been beloved of children and equestrians for decades, and its popularity seems set to continue. Since their debut appearance in "Punch" over 40 years ago, Norman Thelwell's cartoons and drawings have delighted millions ...more
Hardcover, 128 pages
Published May 15th 2006 by Methuen Publishing, Ltd. (first published 1981)
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Christian West
Aug 05, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 50-horses-2018
Gymkhana (which I've just discovered is a horse event) is shown from a humorous perspective with short poems, amusing anecdotes and hysterical illustrations showing a child with a very expressive horse.
Tania
Nov 13, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love revisiting great books from my childhood, and this is one of them. Thelwell's Gymkhana is a fun book that gently pokes fun at children and their ponies while underhandedly passing out sage advice. Funny captions alternate with cute rhymes as Norman Thelwell walks us through life as these young ones know it. The illustrations are always a treat.
Holly
Nov 06, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: own
Absolutely loved this book! I've read this more than once and i never seem to tire of reading the same lines. Little pick-me-up really.
Aya
Sep 06, 2007 rated it liked it
Shelves: kidsbigandlittle
Horse riders everywhere can appreciate the humor of the Thelwell books. Witty, terribly British humor. Still makes me laugh.
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Norman Thelwell was an English cartoonist well-known for his humorous illustrations of ponies and horses. A promising young student from Liverpool College of Art, he soon became a contributor to the satirical magazine Punch in the 1950s, and earned many lasting devotees by illustrating Chicko in the British boys' comic Eagle.

Known to many only as Thelwell, he found his true comic niche with Pony C
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