Illustration by Year 6 Pupil Selected for J.K. Rowling’s New Book

In June, J.K. Rowling launched an Illustration competition for ages between 7 and 12 years old whereby the selected winners' drawings would be included in the Italian version of her new book 'The Ickabog'.

The book, available worldwide in several languages, will have a different edition from country to country, enriched by the illustrations made by the children of each country. On behalf of St George's, many congratulations to Elena (Year 6 City Centre), who was selected amongst the winners! 

Each winner, in addition to the publication of their illustration in the Italian edition of the book, will receive a copy signed by the author: something that many young readers are looking forward to, as they are all big fans of Harry Potter and its author. 

On the official website for the Ickabog, J.K. Rowling said: "In the Spring of 2020, lockdown happened. It was very hard on children, in particular, so I brought The Ickabog down from the attic, read it for the first time in years, rewrote bits of it and then decided to publish it online for children stuck at home. I also thought how wonderful it would be if children on lockdown illustrated the story for me, and so we launched the Ickabog illustration competition."