Joan Wanklyn

(born 1924
died 1999)

Joan Wanklyn illustrated three of Monica Edwards' Punchbowl Farm series.
These are: Spirit of Punchbowl Farm 1952, The Wanderer 1953 and Punchbowl Harvest 1954

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Her book Drawn For Friends (Threshold Books 1986) is an attractive collection of drawings and verse made for her friends over a thirty year period. Many were originally for Christmas greetings. There is also a selection of drawings done for a calendar of British Wildlife and an enlightening account of their creation.

She has illustrated a wide variety of books, including this one (shown right) for the youngest children.

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Illustrated by Joan Wanklyn
She is well known as an equestrian artist, and according to her book Drawn for Friends is now (1986) concentrating on military subjects.


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Illustrations copyright the respective Publishers
Text copyright John Allsup
created July 2003
Updated May 2015