First look: JK Rowling’s The Christmas Pig

The cover for JK Rowling’s new book for children has been revealed.

The story follows Jack and his attempts to retrieve his childhood toy, Dur Pig.

It is a standalone story, unrelated to any of Rowling’s previous work, and is suitable for children aged eight and above.

The cover has been illustrated by Jim Field, who has also created images for inside the book.

Speaking about the illustrations, Rowling said: “Jim’s illustrations are simply perfect. It really is as though he got inside my head and drew what he saw there. I gasped out loud when I saw one particular illustration — I can’t say which it is without giving spoilers — because it was such a perfect representation of one of my favourite scenes.”  

Field added: “It was ever so slightly daunting when I thought about the number of people who are going to see this cover around the world.  

“I wanted to create something filmic, timeless, that captures the excitement of JK Rowling’s incredible story and the wonder of Christmas, where the adventure begins. It is really a dream project and I’m so chuffed to be part of it.” 

The Christmas Pig is due to be released in October.

Read More: JK Rowling and The Christmas Pig.

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