J.K. Rowling is once again making magic for kids of all ages.
During these difficult times, the beloved author is giving the world something new to enjoy, a new children’s book.
In her own words, “The idea for The Ickabog came to me, while I was still writing Harry Potter. 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.”
This is a story about truth and the abuse of power. To forestall one obvious question: the idea came to me well over a decade ago, so it isn’t intended to be read as a response to anything that’s happening in the world right now. The themes are timeless and could apply to any era or any country. It isn’t Harry Potter and it doesn’t include magic. This is an entirely different story.”
From May 26 to July 10, the author will be posting a chapter (or two) every weekday — free for all to read.
The book is expected to be published in November, with all of Rowling’s royalties going to people who have been affected by the current worldwide health crisis.
To get started on the new adventure, click here.
This post originally published on Living on the Cheap.
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