Read the story online for free now!

To help children and families during lockdown, J.K. Rowling is publishing her original story, The Ickabog, online for free! Set in an imaginary land, The Ickabog is a stand-alone fairy tale.

A new installment of the story will be revealed daily at 3pm, Monday to Friday, throughout the course of seven weeks.

You can read the story online at



Do you know any budding artists aged 7-12?

In addition, J. K. Rowling is inviting parents and guardians to submit their children’s The Ickabog illustrations for a chance to be featured in the printed book!

Share The Ickabog Illustration Competition today!

Open to the UK & IE, Australia, New Zealand and India. Children must be between 7-12 years old. Competition closes 17th July 2020. Full T&Cs apply