A 9-year old Mayo girl has had her artwork selected by author JK Rowling to illustrate her new book.

Lottie Billington from Westport drew a peacock for the online competition, and this was one of 34 illustrations which were selected, from more than 19,000 entries from children worldwide.

While Lottie was told in August that her drawing had been successful, she had to keep it secret until the book - The Ickabog-  was published.

Lottie is a student at Brackloon National School in Westport, and as part of her prize, the school has won €500 worth of books.

 

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