The Ickabog is coming… A mythical monster, a kingdom in peril, an
adventure that will test two children’s bravery to the limit. Discover a
brilliantly original fairy tale about the power of hope and friendship
to triumph against all odds, from one of the world’s best storytellers.
The kingdom of Cornucopia was once the happiest in
the world. It had plenty of gold, a king with the finest moustaches you
could possibly imagine, and butchers, bakers and cheesemongers whose
exquisite foods made a person dance with delight when they ate them.
Everything was perfect – except for the misty
Marshlands to the north which, according to legend, were home to the
monstrous Ickabog. Anyone sensible knew that the Ickabog was just a
myth, to scare children into behaving. But the funny thing about myths
is that sometimes they take on a life of their own.
Could a myth unseat a beloved king? Could a myth
bring a once happy country to its knees? Could a myth thrust two
children into an adventure they didn’t ask for and never expected?
If you’re feeling brave, step into the pages of this book to find out…
A beautiful hardback edition, perfect for sharing
and gift-giving. Brought to life with full-colour illustrations by the
young winners of The Ickabog competition.