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The Christmas Pig

J.K. Rowling Jim Field



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12 October 2021
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One boy and his toy are about to change everything...

Jack loves his childhood toy, Dur Pig. DP has always been there for him, through good and bad. Until one Christmas Eve, something terrible happens - DP is lost. But Christmas Eve is a night for miracles and lost causes, a night when all things can come to life... even toys. And Jack's newest toy - the Christmas Pig (DP's annoying replacement) - has a daring plan: Together they'll embark on a magical journey to seek something lost, and to save the best friend Jack has ever known...

A heartwarming page-turning adventure about one child's love for his most treasured thing, and how far he will go to find it. A tale for the whole family to fall in love with, from one of the world's greatest storytellers.

A gorgeously gifty hardback, with full-colour jacket and featuring 9 black and white spreads and decorative inside art from renowned illustrator, Jim Field.
By:   J.K. Rowling
Illustrated by:   Jim Field
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 241mm,  Width: 162mm,  Spine: 31mm
Weight:   558g
ISBN:   9781444964912
ISBN 10:   1444964917
Pages:   320
Publication Date:   12 October 2021
Recommended Age:   From 8 to 12 years
Audience:   Children/juvenile ,  English as a second language
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

J.K. Rowling (Author) J.K. Rowling is the author of the seven Harry Potter books, which have sold over 500 million copies, been translated into over 80 languages, and made into eight blockbuster films. She also wrote three short series companion volumes for charity, including Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, which later became the inspiration for a new series of films. Harry's story as a grown-up was later continued in a stage play, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, which J.K. Rowling wrote with playwright Jack Thorne and director John Tiffany. In 2020, she returned to publishing for younger children with the fairy tale The Ickabog, which she initially published for free online for children in lockdown, later donating all her book royalties to help vulnerable groups affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. J.K. Rowling has received many awards and honours for her writing, including for her detective series written under the name Robert Galbraith. She supports a wide number of humanitarian causes through her charitable trust Volant, and is the founder of the children's care reform charity Lumos. For as long as she can remember, J.K. Rowling wanted to be a writer, and is at her happiest in a room, making things up. She lives in Scotland with her family. Jim Field (Illustrator) Jim Field is a lead-driven, pencil-pushing, 25-frames-per-second Led Zeppelin fan. He is also a hugely talented award-winning illustrator, character designer and animation director. He has worked on a variety of projects, from music videos and title sequences to advertising and books. His first picture book Cats Ahoy! won the Booktrust Roald Dahl Funny Prize and was nominated for the Kate Greenaway award. He has since illustrated a string of bestselling, multi-award-winning children's books, including Oi Frog! and The Lion Inside, as well as young fiction series Rabbit and Bear, middlegrade novels by David Baddiel and his debut author-illustrator picture book Monsieur Roscoe - On Holiday, a bilingual book that introduces first French words. He grew up in Farnborough, worked in London and now lives in Paris with his wife and young daughter.

Reviews for The Christmas Pig

It's a busy, inventive, warm journey as the clock ticks before the magic is lost. -- Carina Bruce * VIC [PRINT] Herald Sun, [AUDIENCE: 306,571, ASR: 3,257] * Date TBC * [ONLINE] and * A magical fantasy about friendship and loyalty by a master storyteller, The Christmas Pig will delight readers of all ages. -- Heather Zubeck * WA [PRINT] Ed! The West Australian * If you are looking for the perfect stocking filler this Christmas, look no further. -- Sue Mauger * SA [ONLINE] GLAM Adelaide * Read it ... with your best friend! * NATIONAL [PRINT] K-Zone * ... this engaging Christmas story has something for everyone - adventure, discovery, devotion and persistence, and is sure to be a family favourite for years to come. -- Melanie Phillips * NATIONAL [ONLINE] ReadPlus * This story is full of unexpected surprises. -- Joy Lawn * NATIONAL [ONLINE] PaperbarkWords Blog * ...This is a book to treasure, to snuggle up with and to share with the ones you love at Christmastime. -- Matthew Wilson * NATIONAL [ONLINE] A Word About Books Blog * A heartwarming, page-turning adventure about one child's love for his most treasured thing, and how far he will go to find it. * NATIONAL [ONLINE] * It's an excellent addition to any kid's bookshelf or their collection of gifts under the Christmas tree. The artwork is also one of a kind, and will be sure to delight any child on a snowy holiday night. -- GINGER ABBOT * NATIONAL [ONLINE] * A magical fantasy about friendship and loyalty by a master storyteller, The Christmas Pig will delight readers of all ages. * WA [PRINT] West Australian [AUDIENCE: 135,996, ASR: 4,661] * She's done it again! Rowling's latest tale ropes in children and adults alike, while Jim Field's superb black-and-white illustrations conjure structures, creatures, sensations and, paradoxically, the illusion of colour. * NATIONAL [PRINT] Country Style [AUDIENCE: 61,429, ASR: 1468] *

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