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 Ickabog is coming…
The kingdom of Cornucopia was once the happiest in the world. It had plenty of gold, a
king with the finest mustaches you could possibly imagine, and butchers, bakers and
cheesemongers whose exquisite foods made a person dance with delight when they ate
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
If you’re feeling brave, step into the pages of this book to find out.