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Entertainment

Web Desk
June 6, 2020

J.K. Rowling makes 'bummed out' Pakistani kid's day by heaping praises on her drawing

Entertainment

Web Desk
Sat, Jun 06, 2020
The vibrant drawing by ‘bummed-out’ Leila was brought under J.K. Rowling's notice

J.K. Rowling, one of the most acclaimed writers around the world, cheered up 10-year-old Leila from Pakistan by heaping praises on her drawing which was inspired by her new book titled, The Ickabog.

The vibrant drawing by ‘bummed-out’ Leila was brought under the Harry Potter writer’s notice by her mother with the help of her friend.

The two took to Twitter with Leila’s art after the 10-year-old was upset to find out Rowling had launched a competition for kids to help her illustrate her new book but Pakistani kids had not been eligible to participate.

The mother’s friend, Khizra turned to her Twitter to retweet her niece’s drawing, saying: “Just because Pakistani kids don’t qualify for #TheIckabog competition, doesn’t mean niece Leila was going to miss being a part of the experience. Hope @jk_rowling likes this version of the Dovetails’ house, because that would be just as awesome as having the drawing chosen.”

Leila’s frown soon turned upside down as Rowling not only noticed the drawing but also heaped praises on the little artist and her skills.

“I LOVE this beautiful picture of the Dovetails' house, Leila! 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),” tweeted the author.