Eight chapters of “The Ickabog” were available at theickabog.com, where young readers are also being invited to help illustrate the story, for possible use in editions to be published in November.
The publication of a new J.K. Rowling story has often been accompanied by lines of robed children, parents, and wizard wannabes waiting outside bookshops to pluck the first volumes from the piles at the stroke of midnight. That won’t be happening, or not at least until late fall, for “The Ickabog,” a children’s story that the “Harry Potter” author began releasing free online Tuesday to entertain kids in lockdown. Her plan is to continue to publish “a chapter (or two, or three) every weekday” until July 10. “I think ‘The Ickabog’ lends itself well to serialisation because it was written as a read…Read More
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