The Ickabog

The Ickabog

Ashington Academy reads 'The Ickabog'...

J K Rowling wrote 'The Ickabog' some years ago and read it to her children chapter by chapter at night whilst she was working on it. During lockdown, she is publishing each chapter of 'The Ickabog' website in instalments and you can read the story for free on

Staff at Ashington Academy have been thoroughly enjoying the story and have been reading a chapter from their armchairs especially for you. Everyday, in the run up to the summer holidays, we will be publishing 3 or 4 videos on this page of staff reading a chapter of the tale for you to enjoy. 

Excitingly, J K Rowling and her publishers have also launched an illustration competition where she's asking young people to illustrate chapters of her printed book which is due to be published in November 2020. The competition is for 7-12 year olds and the deadline is Friday 17 July Mrs Piddock has put together the video PowerPoint below to help you get started!