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Also in Spanish is J.K. Rowling to read for free on the web www.theickabog.com

Madrid / “The Ickabog”, the new children’s book that the British writer J.K. Rowling has published free online, is available from this Wednesday, in addition to English; in French, Italian, German, Spanish and Portuguese.

This has been indicated by the office of the writer and creator of the Harry Potter saga, which today published the free online series of this fairy tale, which will soon be translated into Russian and Chinese.

Rowling wrote “The Ickabog” more than ten years ago as a bedtime story for her young children, and decided to share it with the public to help entertain children, parents, and caregivers confined to home during the coronavirus pandemic closure.

The first five translated chapters have begun to be published this Tuesday on the website www.theickabog.com, with daily deliveries until Friday, July 17.

Written to be read aloud, “The Ickabog” is a fairy tale, set in an imaginary land, a complete story unrelated to the author’s other work. Intended for children between 7 and 9 years old, the whole family can enjoy it, the statement said.

After being published on the internet for free, “The Ickabog” will be published in print and in digital format in November in French, Italian, German, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese and English.

The profits from the sales will be allocated by J.K. Rowling to projects that help groups particularly affected by the pandemic.

Participation in the illustration of the work

The writer wants children to get involved as the story unfolds, and that’s why she’s inviting budding young artists to participate in illustrating her story.

To this end, it has encouraged parents and guardians to send their children’s illustrations to an international illustration contest to this effect, which is launched in France, Italy, Germany, Spain and the Latin American countries of Latin America and Brazil, which are joining to the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, India, the United States and Canada.

In this way, an international collaboration between the writer and young artists from around the world is wanted.

J.K. Rowling will not be part of the evaluation process but will suggest scenes and characters to draw daily during the publication of the series, which should appear on social networks with the hashtag #TheIckabog.

The books on paper and in digital format will be published in Spanish by Salamandra; by Gallimard Jeunesse in France; in Italy, by Adriano Salani Editore; in Germany by Carlsen Verlag, and in Brazil by Editora Rocco, while it will be out on audiobook in November. (June 4, 2020, EFE / PracticaEspañol)

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Principalmente el texto habla de...
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las editoriales que publicarán el nuevo libro de J.K. Rowling.
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la ilustración de una obra de J.K. Rowling.
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un libro de J.K. Rowling que se puede leer de forma gratuita.
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la forma impresa del nuevo libro de J.K. Rowling se publicará el mes que viene.
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ese nuevo libro es un cuento para niños.
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ese nuevo libro es la última parte de la saga de Harry Potter.
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Sobre “The Ickabog” se dice que...
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se puede leer en más de cuatro idiomas, entre ellos el idioma español.
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por ahora solo se puede leer en español e inglés.
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ya se ha traducido al chino y al ruso.
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En el texto se dice que...
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a partir del 17 de julio se podrán leer los primeros capítulos de ese cuento gratis en internet.
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muchos padres y niños han pedido a J.K. Rowling que comparta ese libro en internet.
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los cinco primeros capítulos ya se pueden leer en internet.
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Rowling donará los beneficios que se obtegan de ese libro para ayudar a los afectados por el coronavirus.
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Rowling acaba de elegir a las personas que van a colaborar en la ilustración de ese libro.
C
este nuevo libro de J.K. Rowling no trata de seres fantásticos.
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no aparece ningún mago en ese filme.
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no hay ningún elemento de esa película que recuerde a la saga de Harry Potter.
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el guion escrito por J.K. Rowling es una obra literaria.
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