J.K. Rowling’s “The Ickabog” Now Available in Five Additional Languages
As of today, June 3, J.K. Rowling’s new children’s story, The Ickabog, is now available in five languages other than English: French, Italian, German, Spanish, and Brazilian Portuguese.
This update comes after the first installments of The Ickabog were released in English last week, beginning the same day that the children’s story was first announced.
We are delighted to announce that you can now read #TheIckabog in French, Italian, German, Spanish and Brazilian Portuguese.
— The Ickabog (@TheIckabog) June 3, 2020
In the announcement on the official website for The Ickabog, the title of the story was written in translation into each of the five languages.
The first five chapters of The Ickabog have been released in French, Italian, German, Spanish, and Brazilian Portuguese as of 3:00 p.m. BST today, and the installments will continue every weekday until July 17 (one week later than the English-language version). Additionally, the official illustration competition for children launches today in France, Italy, Germany, Spain, and Latin America (including Brazil) and will be run by the local publishers.
The Ickabog will be published in print and e-book formats in French, Italian, German, Spanish, and Brazilian Portuguese this November. An audiobook will follow.
As noted in a press release, which you can find below, translations into Russian and simplified Chinese are forthcoming.
Are you excited for The Ickabog in translation?