The Ickabog is JK Rowling’s first book for children since Harry Potter and was initially published online for families to enjoy and engage with creatively whilst in lockdown in 2020. The book is now available in hardcover.
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The Ickabog is coming … A mythical monster, a kingdom in peril, an adventure that will test two children’s bravery to the limit. Discover a brilliantly original fairy tale about the power of hope and friendship to triumph against all odds, from one of the world’s best storytellers.
The kingdom of Cornucopia was once the happiest in the world. It had plenty of gold, a king with the finest moustaches you could possibly 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 children into an adventure they did not ask for and never expected? If you’re feeling brave, step into the pages of this book to find out …
About the Author
JK Rowling is the author of the seven Harry Potter books, first published between 1997 and 2007. The Adventures of Harry, Ron, and Hermione at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry have sold over 500 million copies, been translated into over 80 languages, and made into eight blockbuster films. Alongside the book series, she has written three short companion volumes for charity, including Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, which later became the inspiration for a new series of films, also written by JK Rowling. She then continued Harry’s story as a grown-up in a stage play, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, which she wrote with playwright Jack Thorne and director John Tiffany, and which has been playing to great acclaim in theaters in Europe, North America, and Australia.
The Ickabog is JK Rowling’s first book for children since Harry Potter and was initially published online for families to enjoy and engage with creatively whilst in lockdown in 2020.