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26th May 2020

JK Rowling to release new children’s book online – for free

Melissa Carton

We can’t wait!

Harry Potter author JK Rowling has said that she is set to release new children’s book ‘The Ickabog’ that will be available online to read for free.

Rowling said that she had originally intended to publish the book straight after the release of the first Harry Potter novel but of course, she went to work on finishing the world famous series instead.

Well, given that we’re all in lockdown there’s no time like the present to finally share it with fans, right?

According to Twitter, the author hopes that the new release – which is a stand alone fairytale – will help young children get through the current global pandemic.

The Ickabog will be released chapter by chapter so that parents can read it to their children (or adults can read it themselves) at a gradual pace.

Two or three chapters will be released every week day starting from 3pm this afternoon (May 26). The chapters will continue to be released like this until July 10 when the final chapters will be uploaded.

You do not have to register to read The Ickabog and you can dive into the exciting new tale through this link.