From J.K. Rowling, a warm, fast-paced, funny fairy tale of a fearsome monster, thrilling adventure, and hope against all odds.

Once upon a time there was a tiny kingdom called Cornucopia, as rich in happiness as it was in gold, and famous for its food. From the delicate cream cheeses of Kurdsburg to the Hopes-of-Heaven pastries of Chouxville, each was so delicious that people wept with joy as they ate them.

But even in this happy kingdom, a monster lurks. Legend tells of a fearsome creature living far to the north in the Marshlands... the Ickabog. Some say it breathes fire, spits poison, and roars through the mist as it carries off wayward sheep and children alike. Some say it's just a myth...

And when that myth takes on a life of its own, casting a shadow over the kingdom, two children - best friends Bert and Daisy - embark on a great adventure to untangle the truth and find out where the real monster lies, bringing hope and happiness to Cornucopia once more.

Featuring full color illustrations by children from across the United States and Canada, this original fairy tale from one of the world's most celebrated storytellers will captivate readers of all ages.

Hardcover, 304 pages
Published on November 10, 2020 by Scholastic Inc.
ISBN-10: 1338732870
ISBN-13: 9781338732870
57 Book Reviews
  • blui
    blui7 months44 stars
    Set in the magical land of Cornucopia, everything seems hapy. King Fred the Fearless seems a good king. But the men who aren't good are Lords Spittleworth and Flapoon. When King Fred decides to go on a daring quest to the marshlands to kill the Ickabog, Major Beamish, Fred's Major in the army, gets shot on accident by Flapoon. Spittleworth invents a cover up story that "The Ickabog did it" and warns the country with lies. Cornucopia is taken over by Lord Spittleworth, who is hungry for gold. Meanwhile, the two heroes of the story, Bert and Daisy, embark to save Cornucopia. They must escape Ma Grunter's orphanage, and enter the Marshlands to discover if the Ickabog is real. Written by the famous author of the Harry Potter books, The Ickabog is an amazing tale.
    • bsc
      bsc9 months55 stars
      In the country of Cornucopia, happiness rings. In Chouxville, pastry are so delicious, people will cry of pain to have a Hope-of-Heaven. In Kurdsburg, the cheeses are so soft and tasty that no one is left hungry. In Jeroboam, the wine is delicious and saved for special occasions. And in Baronstown, the meat and sausages are so tender and juicy. But there's one town I haven't mentioned. That is the Marshlands. The Marshlands are a horrible place- sheep gets stealed, people are hungry and poor, and the tale of the Ickabog came from there. The Ickabog is a nasty beast who eats sheep and innocent humans who wander into the marsh at dark. As tall as two horses with eyes like glowing lamps- the Ickabog is here! King Fred the Fearless (Who is not very fearless, I must add) should be doing something, but he's too scared from his last close call with the Ickabog. Letting his best friends (Villains and horrible men) Lord Spittleworth and Lord Flapoon take control, the Ickabog is made into legend who now has guards stationed around the marsh, Cornocipia growing broke, and many innocent deaths and captures. But can Daisy Dovetail, Bert Beamish, and some other friends save the Ickabog and do what's right for the kingdom? Happy reading!
      • xxicedcoffeexx
        xxicedcoffeexx9 months55 stars
        • jigglypuff2
          jigglypuff29 months55 stars
          This book was really intriguing, unique, and definetly makes a statement! J.K Rowling has done it again in this splendid,poignant book. Great book for sure!
          • EOCSSHA10 months
            The Ickabog is amazing! You should definitely make it a book to read this year. I like how you never know whats going to happen next, its a mysterious book, a fantasty, suitable for ages 7+. The ere are beautiful illustrations by children all over the world. There are many twists and turn to the story, questions that are asked and answered. Will we ever find out what the unknown Ickabog looks like? Is the Ickabog even real?
            • lev0isa4
              lev0isa410 months55 stars
              So good. In my opinion, the ending is the best part!!! ❤
              • bluedragon1
                bluedragon111 months55 stars
                Jk Rowling does it again! This is another amazing book that I highly, highly, suggest you read. Once you start reading you’ll never want to stop!!! Its a fascinating plot with intriguing characters. I ❤️ it. Once again, please read this book! You wont regret it. ;)
                • blessing2015
                  blessing201511 months55 stars
                  I love this book. I like Harry Potter to and JK Rowling wrote Harry Potter,but the book is kinda long. It's 64 chapters long,but it's a good story so far. I'm on chapter 24 and I like it so far. And it has pictures for children from from all across the USA 🇺🇸 and Canada 🇨🇦,and filled with suspenseful moments and unexpected twists. So all the Harry Potter lovers I think you'll love this book.
                  • kenna626
                    kenna62611 months44 stars
                    This book is really good and about royalty which is also cool. The bakery is cool too. Hopes of Heaven sounds like a mouth watering dessert .
                    • luvharrypotter
                      luvharrypotter11 months55 stars
                      I'm reading this right now!!