Harry Potter author JK Rowling released a new online Children’s book named ‘The Ickabog’ to entertain children during Coronavirus lockdown. The new story will be serialized with a couple of chapters released for free online and posted on “The Ickabog” website every weekday from May 26, 2020 to July 10, 2020 in instalments.
i.About Ickabog: This is the first book of author JK Rowling aimed at children since “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows”.
ii.Rowling started writing ‘The Ickabog’ while she was still completing the original Wizarding World series, “Harry Potter” book.
iii.The author also added that the new story is not a “Harry Potter” spin-off, but a “stand-alone fairy tale”. This book is suitable for 7-9 years old to read themselves.
iv.Furthermore, Rowling has also announced a new contest for children who are reading the book. Children can send in their drawings for ‘The Ickabog’ and the best illustrations will be published in the printed edition.
v.The english print, eBook and audiobook versions of ‘The Ickabog’ will be published in November 2020.
vi.Books for adults: Author also wrote books for adults — ‘The Casual Vacancy’ and ‘The Cuckoo’s Calling’ (under the pseudonym of Robert Galbraith).
vii.Rowling will be donating her author royalties from this book to projects & organisations helping the groups most affected by COVID-19.