Although J.K. Rowling came up with the idea for The Ickabog a long time ago and planned to publish it after Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, it some how wound up in her attic! She decided to release it as an on-line serial for free to help kids read during the COVID-19 emergency. Once you’ve read the story, Ms. Rowling has created a competition. She wants YOU to illustrate the story. You can read The Ickabog and submit your illustrations at The Ickabog.