JK Rowling has announced the arrival of a brand new children’s book, which she will be publishing in daily instalments on her website for free.
The Ickabog is her first children’s story not to be linked to Harry Potter. She wrote it over a decade ago for her own children and has now dusted it off.
She hopes it helps ease the stress of children on lockdown, or even those back at school during these strange, unsettling time.
Chapters of The Ickabog are being published daily until 10 July on The Ickabog website.
The first two chapters, which went online on Tuesday, introduced King Fred the Fearless, ruler of Cornucopia, and five-year-old Bert Beamish.