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J.K. Rowling Surprises 9-Year-Old Pakistani Girl

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The Harry Potter series has been one of the best times of our childhood growing up, and so the author, JK Rowling has played an important part in painting our imagination of achieving the impossible.

The British author made it happen once again by giving Leila, a 9-year-old girl from Pakistan a chance to participate in The Ickabog challenge.

Contestants from Pakistan were not allowed to send submissions for the competition but Leila’s mother got her friend, Khizra, who has a following of about 12,000 people on Twitter, to post about Leila’s art that she made for the contest.

She said, “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.”

Khizra, however, slept soon after she posted, just happy about her niece’s wonderful art, only to wake up to JK Rowling having shared and adored the painted illustration.

J.K. Rowling said, “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 #TheIckabog

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