J.K. Rowling is coming up with a new childrens book this autumn, titled The Christmas Pig. Its her first novel for children since Harry Potters worldwide success.
The Christmas pig will be published on 12 October at the publishing house De Harmonie, simultaneously with the English edition. On the same date, it is translated by more than twenty publishers around the world.
The book is about Jack, who loves his hug. On Christmas Eve, however, he loses his hug, but fortunately the night before Christmas is a night full of miracles. Jacks toys come to life and Jacks latest toy — the Christmas pig (the annoying substitute for his own hug) — has a bold plan. Together they go on a magical journey to find out whats lost and save the best friend Jack has ever had…
The Christmas Pig is the successor to the fairy tale The Ickabog, which appeared last year as a free online feuilleton for children and was published in book form. J.K. Rowling donated her royalties for this title through her charity fund Volant to vulnerable groups most affected by the coronapandemic. The story about Jack and his hug is separate from J.K. Rowlings previous work and is suitable for children from the age of eight. Illustrator Jim Field makes the black and white drawings.