A fairytale for free: The Ickabog by J.K. Rowling

A fairytale for free: The Ickabog by J.K. Rowling

J.K. Rowling has surprised the wizarding world and beyond by announcing a free new children’s book! The Ickabog will be published online in daily instalments and is a gift to children during the tough times we’ve all recently experienced.

To be very clear, this is not Harry Potter. The world is an entirely new invention with new characters and a mysterious myth about a fearsome monster called “The Ickabog”. It was originally a story for reading aloud to her own two children and has been sitting in the attic for many years, and now her grown up children have endorsed her idea of revitalising the manuscript and sending it out to the many fans who have been clamouring for a “lost manuscript”. In fact (nerd alert) some of us would remember when J.K. Rowling wore a gorgeous evening gown with a mysterious manuscript written on the fabric. This is that story!

The Ickabog will be published as a book in November 2020. More exciting news: fans can enter an illustration competition and selected illustrations will be published in the book!  All royalties from the printed book will go to people affected by corona virus.

Read daily instalments of The Ickabog here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Publisher details

Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them
Author
J.K. Rowling
Publisher
Bloomsbury
Released
14 March, 2017

Synopsis

A brand new edition of this essential companion to the Harry Potter stories, with a new foreword from J.K. Rowling, an irresistible new jacket by Jonny Duddle and line illustrations by Tomislav Tomic.An approved textbook at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry since publication, Newt Scamander's masterpiece has entertained wizarding families through the generations. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is an indispensable introduction to the magical beasts of the Wizarding World.In this comprehensively updated edition, eagle-eyed readers will spot a number of new beasts and an intriguing new author's note. Scamander's years of travel and research have created a tome of unparalleled importance. Some of the beasts will be familiar to readers of the Harry Potter books – the Hippogriff, the Basilisk, the Hungarian Horntail ... Others will surprise even the most ardent amateur Magizoologist. Dip in to discover the curious habits of magical beasts across five continents …'No wizarding household is complete without a copy'Albus Dumbledore

Synopsis

Escape to Hogwarts with the unmissable series that has sparked a lifelong reading journey for children and families all over the world. The magic starts here. Harry Potter has never even heard of Hogwarts when the letters start dropping on the doormat at number four, Privet Drive. Addressed in green ink on yellowish parchment with a purple seal, they are swiftly confiscated by his grisly aunt and uncle. Then, on Harry's eleventh birthday, a great beetle-eyed giant of a man called Rubeus Hagrid bursts in with some astonishing news: Harry Potter is a wizard, and he has a place at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. The magic starts here! These editions of the classic and internationally bestselling Harry Potter series feature thrilling jacket artwork by award-winning illustrator Jonny Duddle. They are the perfect starting point for anyone who's ready to lose themselves in the greatest children's story of all time.#1 in the Top 50 Kids' Books 2019 - Older Readers
J.K. Rowling
About the author

J.K. Rowling

J.K. Rowling is best known as the author of the seven Harry Potter books, which were published between 1997 and 2007. The enduringly popular adventures of Harry, Ron and Hermione have gone on to sell over 500 million copies, be translated into over 80 languages and made into eight blockbuster films. Alongside the Harry Potter series, she also wrote three short companion volumes for charity: Quidditch Through the Ages and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, in aid of Comic Relief and Lumos, and The Tales of Beedle the Bard, in aid of Lumos. J.K. Rowling collaborated with playwright Jack Thorne and director John Tiffany to continue Harry's story in a stage play, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, which opened in London in 2016 and is now playing in Europe, North America and Australia. In the same year, she made her debut as a screenwriter with the film Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, the first in a series featuring Magizoologist Newt Scamander, which was inspired by the original companion volume. J.K. Rowling has also written a standalone novel, The Casual Vacancy, and is the author of the Strike crime series under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith. Both have been adapted for television. She has received many awards and honours, including an OBE and a Companion of Honour for services to literature and philanthropy. She lives in Scotland with her family.

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