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.