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
ISBN
9781408880715

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

Publisher details

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
Author
J.K. Rowling
Publisher
Bloomsbury
Genres
Children’s Fiction, Fantasy
Released
01 September, 2014
ISBN
9781408855652

Synopsis

#1 in Better Reading’s Top 50 Kids 2021... 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. An incredible adventure is about to begin! These editions of the classic and internationally bestselling, multi-award-winning series feature instantly pick-up-able jackets by award-winning illustrator Jonny Duddle, and are the perfect starting point for anyone who's ready to lose themselves in the biggest children's books of all time.
J.K. Rowling
About the author

J.K. Rowling

J.K. Rowling is the author of the much-loved series of seven Harry Potter novels, originally published between 1997 and 2007. Along with the three companion books written for charity, the series has sold over 500 million copies, been translated into over 80 languages, and made into eight blockbuster films.Originally written by J.K. Rowling in aid of Comic Relief as a Hogwarts textbook, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them became the inspiration behind a new and original five-film series for Warner Bros., the first of which was released in 2016. The second film in the series, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, was released in November 2018.J.K. Rowling has collaborated with playwright Jack Thorne and director John Tiffany on a stage play, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, which opened in London's West End in 2016 and on Broadway in 2018, and will have further worldwide openings in 2019.J.K. Rowling also writes the Cormoran Strike crime novels, under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith. The fourth in this series was published in autumn 2018. The Strike books have been adapted for television for BBC and HBO television by Bronte Film & Television. J.K. Rowling is also the author of The Casual Vacancy, a standalone novel for adults, published in 2012.

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