The Ickabog Story Begins!

The first instalment of J.K. Rowling’s story for children in lockdown has now been posted for free on this site, opening with Chapter One: Fred The Fearless. The first two chapters were revealed today, after J.K. Rowling announced the project on her website www.jkrowling.com and on Twitter.

Instalments will be posted every weekday for seven weeks, leading up to 10th July. The Ickabog is a fairy tale, set in an imaginary land, which J.K. Rowling says is ‘about truth and the abuse of power’. It was written as a read-aloud story, but it’s suitable for seven to nine year olds to read to themselves. The story will be translated into a number of other languages and made available on the website shortly after the English language version appears.