Axel Scheffler

Axel Scheffler is one of the UK’s most admired illustrators for a whole generation of children – we all know and love his glorious illustrations that accompany Julia Donaldson’s words in classics like The Gruffalo and Room with a Broom. In 2016, Julia and Axel launched their new book Zog and the Flying Doctor – set to become a future classic – and asked us if we could find a suitable hospital for their launch. We spoke to our friends at Evelina London Children’s Hospital, who were thrilled to, host the event.

By way of thanks, Axel created the most wonderful life-sized mural on the walls of the corridors that lead the way to the children’s operating theatres. The amazing character, Zog, Gadabout the Great and Princess Pearl fill the walls and provides the most wonderful distraction and comfort to children at a moment of great anxiety. What a fabulous lasting legacy of the famous duo’s visit to Evelina London’s Children Hospital.

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