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‘The Christmas Pig’, Rowling’s new children’s novel – Books – Children


More than twenty years after the first appearance of Harry Potter, the witch boy with a lightning-shaped scar on his forehead, the protagonist of the seven-volume series that became popular around the world, JK Rowling has returned to write a new children’s novel will be released simultaneously worldwide on October 12, 2021. This highly anticipated work ‘The Christmas Pig’ in Italy will be published in print. and ebooks by Salani, in the UK, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland and India by the Hachette Corporation, in the United States and Canada by Scholastic and translated into twenty other languages ​​around the world.

Touching and entertaining story about a child’s love for his favorite toy and what he is willing to do to find it, ‘The Christmas Pig’ is for children 8 and up and for the whole family. This is an original story, unrelated to other Rowling works, even if the great mystery of the loss was found, and it was an editorial event. The Harry Potter saga, from the first volume ‘The Stone of the Sorcerer’, released by Salani in Italy in 1998 (a year earlier in the UK) to the final and seventh volume ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows’, published 2008 version, sold out. 450 million copies worldwide and more than 13 million in Italy. It immediately became an explosive social phenomenon around the globe, revolutionizing children’s literature and creating a new generation of readers, as well as changing the life of the author who surpassed Queen Elizabeth be rich and conquer millions of fans of all ages. The story returns in January this year in a brand new Italian graphic design designed by Michele De Lucchi with his studio AMDL CIRCLE and the cover illustrated by digital artist Andreas Rocha. And while it is hard to match this success, all of Rowling’s books continue to attract thousands of readers.

Featuring the 2020 fairy tale ‘L’Ickabog’, restored from the attic and posted online several times during the closing period to entertain young children, with the launch of a photo contest and later published by donating all of her rights to Volant charity to help the Rowling people most affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, Rowling has sold more than 100,000 copies in Italy. Among them are the books by Robert Galbraith, the pseudonym used since 2013 that Rowling told us about the investigation by Strike et al. Robin Ellacott, the fifth volume ‘Restless Blood’ has just been released. And it’s safe to bet that this new children’s novel will become the 2021 Christmas Star. Jack loves his stuffed pig. It was always there for him, on good days and bad days. But, one Christmas night, something terrible happened: Jack lost his pig. However, Christmas Eve is a time of miracles and causes of loss, it is the night when everything can come alive, even toys. And Jack’s new puppet, the Christmas Pig, a new store-bought replacement, has a daring plan. Together they will go on a magical journey to find the lost and to save the best friend Jack has ever had. Mariagrazia Mazzitelli, chief editor of Salani, said: “One of the most beautiful Christmas stories ever written, filled with the irresistible tenderness of childhood in the face of the great mystery of loss, a topic is always present in the author’s work ”. The book, before next Christmas, will be in a hardcover edition, featuring an illustration by award-winning artist Jim Field. The cover of ‘Il Maialino di Natale’ remains top secret and will be announced in the coming months.



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