J.K. Rowling Releases Children’s Book, The Ickabog, Online For Free
We are pleased to announce @JK_Rowling's story #TheIckabog is now available to read online for free at https://t.co/HJVrLd0KRI. .— The Ickabog (@TheIckabog) May 26, 2020
Each weekday, over the next seven weeks, a new instalment will be published. We hope you and your children will enjoy this original fairy tale! pic.twitter.com/ddIIWKfeHL
“The idea for The Ickabog came to me while I was still writing Harry Potter. I wrote most of a first draft in fits and starts between Potter books, intending to publish it after Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows,” said Rowling. J.K. Rowling will pledge her royalties from sales of The Ickabog to projects assisting groups particularly impacted by the pandemic. Keen for children to be involved as the story unfolds, J.K. Rowling is inviting budding young artists to illustrate her story and be inspired by a host of colourful characters and a fast-paced plot as the serialisation appears online. Parents and guardians are encouraged to enter their children’s artwork into an official illustration competition being run by J.K. Rowling’s publishers around the world, to win a place in the published book in each territory. The competition is launched today in the UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, India, the USA and Canada.
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