The Ickabog is coming in november, an original fairy tale by J.K. Rowling will be published in 10 November in hardback, ebook and audio format in the English language with editions in other countries to follow soon after.
The story :
The kingdom of Cornucopia was once the happiest in the world. It had plenty of gold, a king with the finest moustache you could imagine, and butchers, bakers and cheesemongers whose exquisite foods made a person dance with delight when they ate them.
Everything was perfect – except for the misty Marshlands to the North which, according to legend, were home to the monstrous Ickabog. Anyone sensible knew that the Ickabog was just a myth, to scare children into behaving. But the funny thing about myths is that sometimes they take on a life of their own.
Could a myth unseat a beloved king? Could a myth bring a once happy country to its knees? Could a myth thrust two brave children into an adventure they didn’t ask for and never expected?
The Ickabog was first serialised this summer on The Ickabog.com, during which children around the world were invited to send in their own illustrations of the story and its colourful characters. You can see some of them here. After an incredible response, the winners of each artwork competition will see their illustration in the published book.
Also now you can read the chapter 40 to chapter 64 (the final chapter) are made available to read here (Note : These chapter are available to read only for two weeks from now) later these chapters will be removed on Wednesday 6th August and international translations will be removed.
J.K. Rowling will be donating her royalties* from The Ickabog to The Volant Charitable Trust to assist those who have been particularly impacted by coronavirus.