JK Rowling releases children’s book ‘The Ickabog’ online for Free
- “Harry Potter” author JK Rowling has announced a new story called “The Ickabog” to entertain children during coronavirus lockdown.
- Rowling started writing “The Ickabog” while she was still completing the original Wizarding World series, and intended to publish it following the seventh – and final – “Harry Potter” book.
- However, she decided to step back from children’s books and left a draft of “The Ickabog” in the attic, where it remained for nearly a decade, according to a statement on her website.
- It is her first book aimed at children since “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.”
- The new story will be serialized, with a chapter or more posted on “The Ickabog” website every weekday from Tuesday to July 10, according to Rowling.
- Rowling said she read the story aloud to her children during the writing process, and believes this makes it a good story for serialization.
- The author also said it is suitable for those aged seven and above to read themselves.
- “The Ickabog is a story about truth and the abuse of power,” wrote Rowling.
- Rowling has also invited children to provide illustrations for the story, to keep them occupied during coronavirus lockdown.
- English print, eBook and audiobook versions of “The Ickabog” will be published in November, with other languages to follow.
- Rowling said that publishers around the world will be free to choose the illustrations they feel suit the book best.
- The author will donate all of her royalties to “help groups who’ve been particularly impacted by the pandemic.”
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