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J.K. Rowling brings her newest story to a proper conclusion

'The Ickabog'

‘The Ickabog’ by J. K. Rowling, available online now at, to be published in book form in November.


We first took a look at “The Ickabog,” J. K. Rowling’s new work for young readers, after 19 weekday chapters had been published online. Since the book was being published in “installments,” it was decided that this column should review the book in “installments,” too, joking, “New ways of publishing beget new ways of reviewing.”

Well, “The Ickabog” has ended with Chapter 64. Now it’s time to complete the review, time for installment No. 2 about this gift the creator of Harry Potter has given her fans (notice fan age is not getting a mention this time) during these months of pandemic and social distancing.