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Tuesday 17th August 2021

Winnie the Witch and Korky Paul

Not to be missed! Join illustrator extraordinaire, Korky Paul as he welcomes you to the wonderful world of Winnie the Witch. During his online sessions, Korky will read from selected books whilst accompanied by a slide show. He’ll then begin some live illustration using suggestions sent in from the watching audience. He may draw Winnie the Witch and Wilbur, but depending on what is suggested, they may be in quite unusual situations! Perfect for families with children aged 4-11.


The event is free and open to everyone. All participants need to do is log into Facebook and go to the Leicestershire Libraries Facebook Page at on Tuesday 17th August at 11am to take part in the event.

Duration: 1 hour

KORKY PAUL was born in Harare. His real name is Hamish Vigne Christie Paul. At an early age he was reading comic books and scribbling cartoons. He scribbled his way through Durban School of Art and for four years scribbled at an advertising agency in Cape Town.

Korky’s first children’s book was a pop-up called The Crocodile and the Dumper Truck published in 1980, with paper engineering by Ray Marshall.In 1986 Korky illustrated ‘Winnie the Witch’ which won the Children’s Book Award in 1987.  Since then Korky Paul has very quickly become a well-known figure in the children’s book world and he is especially popular with the young children who read his books and are carried away into a fantasy world by the illustrations.