Kirkham Grammar School

Independent Co-Educational Day and Boarding School

Kirkham Grammar School Content Area

Eoin Colfer Author Visit

International bestselling author and former Irish Children's Laureate, Eoin Colfer, joint author Andrew Donkin and illustrator Giovanni Rigano visited Kirkham Grammar School today to celebrate the publication of their new graphic novel 'Illegal'.



Illegal is the story of Ebo and Kwame and their tortuous journey from North Africa to seek a new life in Europe. Pupils from KGS and local primary schools enjoyed listening to the authors talk about how they created this extraordinary story of the very real plight of migrants and asylum seekers. Pupils bombarded the visitors with questions to gain tips on how to get started as a writer or an illustrator. The children left the event buzzing with excitement, eager to  start reading the novel.