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J.K. Rowling Announces New Book 'The Ickabog,' First Two Chapters Available Now!

J.K. Rowling Announces New Book 'The Ickabog,' First Two Chapters Available Now!

J.K. Rowling has announced a brand new book “The Ickabog,” which “is not a Harry Potter spinoff” but it is coming soon!

“I wrote most of a first draft in fits and starts between Potter books, intending to publish it after Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows,” the 54-year-old author posted on her website. “However, after the last Potter book I wanted to take a break from publishing, which ended up lasting five years.”

“I think The Ickabog lends itself well to serialisation because it was written as a read-aloud book (unconsciously shaped, I think, by the way I read it to my own children), but it’s suitable for 7-9 year olds to read to themselves,” she continued. “I’ll be posting a chapter (or two, or three) every weekday between 26th May and 10th July on The Ickabog website. We plan to publish some translations soon and will post further details on that website when they’re available.”

You can read the first two chapters here.

In November 2020, she will be publishing the entire book and donating the proceeds to coronavirus relief efforts.

J.K. said she had COVID-19 and revealed what helped her feel better.

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