Well isn't this lovely news to hear after a long holiday weekend.

JK Rowling has announced that she will be publishing a brand new, standalone fairytale called The Ickabog.

And no....it is not a Harry Potter spin-off.

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In a series of tweets, Rowling reveals that she wrote this story years ago but has just recently started to revise the manuscript.


The Ickabog. The story will be available on a website that will be launched shortly. Starting today at 3:00 PM, a chapter or two will be published every weekday and it will last until July 10th.


Rowling won't be personally judging the competition but if parents post artwork using the hashtag #TheIckabog, she can like, comment and retweet the artwork that she does see.


The first two chapters of The Ickabog are going live in just a few hours....we hope you enjoy!

For more updates in regards to this new story, the illustration competition and more, keep an eye on J.K. Rowling's Twitter Feed. 

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