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Ros Asquith

Ros Asquith is a cartoonist for The Guardian.  She was educated at the Camberwell School of Art, and had her first job at the age of 17, illustrating an edition of the Greek myths.  


She has written numerous children’s books.  Trixie and the Dream Pony of Doom is part of a six book series about Trixie Tempest, who is badged as “your bestest friend ever.”  It’s the only pony-orientated title; others see Trixie tackling dogs, and Everything, which is nothing if not thorough.  The Dream Pony of Doom is written with a lot of energy, although its changes of font and charging off down side alleys of plot make you feel a little goggled at the end of it.  The book’s authenticity is sadly lacking: Trixie circles during a jumping competition and there’s no suggestion of her being given a refusal.  I spread myself rather more on the subject of the book here.


Finding the book:  easy to find.


Links and sources:

Ros Asquith’s website

Ros Asquith on the Cartoonist’s Guild (do scroll down - the cartoon’s well worth it)

Trixie and the Dream Pony of Doom

Harper Collins Children’s Books, London, 2007, 201pp.   Illus the author.

Read my review of the book here.


Trixie has always, always wanted a pony.  Then she gets one, but absolutely nothing goes to plan.






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