內容簡介 J.K. 羅琳 的第一本童話故事為7到9歲的孩子撰寫，非哈利波特系列相關的兒童讀物。2020年5月在網路連載，11月出版。從前，有一個Cornucopia王國，這個王國生活富庶，而且以美食聞名，從庫爾德堡Kurdsburg的奶油乳酪到宛如進入天堂想望的Hopes-of-Heaven甜點。老饕們每每吃完， 總是帶著滿足的微笑。但是這個豐饒的王國有個潛在的猛獸Ickabog出沒，牠住在北部區域。有人說牠會噴火、吐灑毒物，擄走獵物時，還會發出震天嘶吼聲。但也有人說Ickabog只是神話，根本沒這回事。這樣似真似假的恐懼瀰漫王國。有兩個好朋友Bert和 Daisy 決定啟程探險，要解開這個謎團，看看Ickabog是真實存在還是只是傳說，希望找出對策，為王國帶來永遠的和平！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 HopesofHeaven 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.
作者介紹 J.K. Rowling J.K. Rowling is the author of the seven Harry Potter books, first published between 1997 and 2007. The adventures of Harry, Ron, and Hermione at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry have sold over 500 million copies, been translated into over 80 languages, and made into eight blockbuster films. Alongside the book series, she has written three short companion volumes for charity, including Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, which later became the inspiration for a new series of films, also written by J.K. Rowling. She then continued Harry's story as a grown-up in a stage play, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, which she wrote with playwright Jack Thorne and director John Tiffany, and which has been playing to great acclaim in theatres in Europe, North America, and Australia. J.K. Rowling has received many awards and honors for her writing. She also supports a number of causes through her charitable trust, Volant, and is the founder of the children's charity Lumos, which fights for a world without orphanages and institutions, and reunites families. For as long as she can remember, J.K. Rowling has wanted to be a writer, and is at her happiest in a room, making things up. She lives in Scotland with her family.