J.K. Rowling announced on May 26th 2020 that she is publishing this new story online for free. Even more exciting there’s a competition for kids to enter their own illustrations and the winning entries will be published in the book!
Rowling says: “The Ickabog will be published for free on this website, in instalments, over the next seven weeks, a chapter (or two, or three), at a time. It isn’t Harry Potter and it doesn’t include magic. This is an entirely different story.
The most exciting part, for me, at least, is that I’d like you to illustrate The Ickabog for me. Every day, I’ll be making suggestions for what you might like to draw. You can enter the official competition being run by my publishers, for the chance to have your artwork included in a printed version of the book due out later this year. I’ll be giving suggestions as to what to draw as we go along, but you should let your imagination run wild.”
Entry details and the full announcement plus the chapters released so far are on the website.
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