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The Ickabog

January 31st, 2022

The Ickabog - by J.K. Rowling

The Ickabog gets £8m for charities around the world

The Ickabog, J.K. Rowling’s fairy tale published during the COVID-19 pandemic two years ago, is still helping people around the world. The author shared the news today that, thanks to the all sales worldwide, her charity trust Volant was able to donate over £8 millions to more than 70 international charities to help alleviate the […]

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September 9th, 2021

J.K. Rowling launches new hub on her website for younger readers: J.K. Rowling’s Stories

To herald the publication of her first major children’s book since Harry Potter, J.K. Rowling has launched a new interactive section on her website for younger readers to discover and explore the different imaginary worlds of her children’s fiction. On J.K. Rowling’s Stories, visitors first arrive at a writing desk that includes meaningful, personal items reflecting the author’s […]

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The Rowling Magazine Issue #53 · May 2021

What we know about The Christmas Pig

Before J.K. Rowling announced The Ickabog officially, she hinted it for a few days using her Twitter header image (in fact, we guessed those hints correctly, and she even acknowledged it later). In the case for The Christmas Pig, her new book, it was a bit different. On the morning of April 13th, J.K. Rowling […]

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April 13th, 2021

The Christmas Pig – by J.K. Rowling

J.K. Rowling’s new children’s book has been announced! The Christmas Pig will be simultaneously published on Tuesday 12th October 2021 in the UK, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland and India by Hachette Children’s Group, in the US and Canada by Scholastic, as an English language audiobook by Audible, and in over twenty other languages by other publishers, making it […]

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The Rowling Magazine Issue #50 · February 2021

Will The Ickabog be adapted as a film?

Published as a hardcover illustrated book, The Ickabog is J.K. Rowling’s latest work of fiction. Fourteen years after the final Harry Potter novel, Rowling returned to where she was most successful: writing for children. Although it was originally published online and for free, the printed version of The Ickabog did very well on sales, and […]

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The Rowling Magazine Issue #49 · January 2021

The Quibbler - by Fausto Giurescu

Goodbye 2020 – A year in review

The year 2020 will be remembered for a long time for well-known reasons. An unprecedented pandemic in modern times affected the whole planet, but this is not the place to go over the sad things that happened in the Muggle world. We will, instead, go over what happened in the Wizarding World in this 2020 […]

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The Rowling Magazine Issue #42 · June 2020

What’s The Ickabog?

I can’t remember the first time I heard or read the phrase a political fairy tale. I am sure, though, that it came from J.K. Rowling, and that it was a few years after she published Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. I am also sure that, since then, I have associated political to fairy-tale, […]

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