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 Illustration Competition.