Sun. Dec 5th, 2021



The pandemic has been a creative revulsive for JK Rowling. Always linked to children’s causes, the British writer decided during the past confinement to return to the children’s literature after Harry Potter. Convinced that there would be no book with which the magic would be repeated, the author then decided to approach the adult world with a pseudonym, Robert Galbraith, and a series starring the inspector Cormoran Strike, of which Salamandra has just published his fifth installment, ‘Blood Cloudy ‘.

However the lockdown and its harsh consequences for the children, locked up without the possibility of going to school or the park or of socializing with their peers, made him think that he had to do something to manage to entertain them. Then he rescued from a dusty box in his attic an ancient fairy tale unfinished that he created to read to his children at night before bed, ‘The Ickabog’.

Shortly afterwards, the writer announced that she would publish in October, simultaneously in 20 different languages, ‘El cerdito de Navidad’, which in Spain the aforementioned publisher will take to bookstores on October 13. The announcement generated some expectation among the little ones (it is aimed at children from 8 years old) and Rowling has decided to pull that thread.

At that time it advanced that it is the love of a boy about his most precious toy and how far you’ll go to find it. It is an independent story, not linked to any of JK Rowling’s previous works, and directed to children of 8 years onwards; “A story for the whole family to fall in love”, in the author’s own words.

Now it takes one more step, and Salamandra has just unveiled the cover of ‘The Christmas Pig’, with an illustration by Jim Field in which the protagonists of the work appear wrapped in the characteristic atmosphere that surrounds these home parties. She herself was also in charge of publishing the news on social networks through a small video that shows the back and the back of the book and in which it was possible to read: «A child and his toy are about to change everything. .. ».

In another previous tweet, the writer confessed that «I had always wanted to write a Christmas story, So it’s an old project accomplished! But it had to be the right story and I finally found it.

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