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JK Rowling loves this Pakistani girl’s illustration for The Ickabog

SAMAA | - Posted: Jun 5, 2020 | Last Updated: 1 month ago
SAMAA |
Posted: Jun 5, 2020 | Last Updated: 1 month ago
JK Rowling loves this Pakistani girl’s illustration for The Ickabog

Photo: Courtesy Sara Jamil

Leila, a nine-year-old in Karachi, loves reading about the Boy Who Lived and He Who Must Not Be Named. So when she found out that her favourite author, JK Rowling, had written another book called The Ickabog and had invited readers to help illustrate, she had to send something in.  

Once she came up with her masterpiece, Leila’s mother shared it on Twitter. Later that day, she asked her friend, Khizra, to tag the author and retweet Leila’s illustration.

Within an hour, Rowling responded to the tweet and said that she loved it. “You’ve put so much of the story into the illustration: it’s clearly a carpenter’s house, with all those wooden accents, and I love the garden and flowers (but the sign to the graveyard adds a sad note).”

Leila has been over the moon since. “I was so surprised and so happy. She [Rowling] even got my name right! Everybody spells my name with an A. I was so happy. I could barely sit down for a minute. I went around telling all my friends online,” she told SAMAA Digital.

Talking about her illustration, Leila said that when she started reading the chapter from The Ickabog, it wasn’t hard for her to picture the house, garden and graveyard. “It was very easy to picture it all in my head,” she said. “I also love Harry Potter. It is a good book…also it’s about magic and I love magical fairy tale books.”

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