Harry Potter fans have been treated to many great things during the lockdown, but this news may be the best of all… J.K. Rowling will be publishing a brand new story for children - for free online! "The Ickabog" will be serialized and published in daily installments starting March 26th until July 10th.
While this story is not related to Harry Potter in any way, I have a feeling we are about to get a story that rivals the classic Tales of Beedle the Bard, the collection of fairytales well-known and beloved to the children of the wizarding world that Rowling released in 2008.
Even more exciting is that Rowling is inviting her fans to be a part of "The Ickabog's"publication journey by allowing them to contribute their own original illustrations.
All royalties from the publication of the story will be donated to those most impacted by Covid-19.
Read more about the illustration competition and how "The Ickabog" came to be here.
And of course, start reading "The Ickabog" today!