Harry Potter Author J.K. Rowling Is Releasing A Free New Children’s Book Online

J.K. Rowling Is Releasing A Free New Children’s Book Online

J.K. Rowling took to her Twitter today for an amazing announcement (she made sure to specify it’s NOT Harry Potter related). She is releasing a children’s book she has started over 10 years ago and it’ll be free online. The book is called ‘The Ickabog’ and according to J.K. Rowling will be released on its own website starting today.

J.K. Rowling Is Releasing A Free New Children’s Book Online

J.K. Rowling will release a couple chapters a day up until the book is completed, “I’ll be posting a chapter (or two, or three) every weekday between 26th May and 10th July on The Ickabog website. We plan to publish some translations soon and will post further details on that website when they’re available.” The book is said to be a fairy tale about the truth and abuse of power. She goes on to say it was written over 10 years ago and isn’t necessarily about what’s happening in today’s time but the themes are timeless and can be any era or country.

J.K. Rowling is also planning on having children send in illustrations for the book which she plans to have published in November. There will be details on the website and her Twitter how to submit images for this new book. She has also said that she will be donating all the royalties from the published books to helping groups that were hit the hardest by Covid-19.

We can’t wait to read this new book from J.K. Rowling. The first two chapters of  ‘The Ickabog’ can be found at the website here. Make sure to keep checking back as she updates with brand new chapters.

Information is from J.K. Rowling’s Twitter and can be found here


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Susan Wilson