Book Review - The Christmas Pig by J K Rowling

2021-12-14 06:17:11 | Arti Parikh


The Christmas Pig is a fairy tale by J. K. Rowling and was published in October 2021. The book is billed as a “heartwarming, page-turning adventure" about one child's love for his most treasured toy, and how far he will go to find it.

One boy and his toy are about to change everything…

Jack loves his childhood toy, a stuffed pig he calls Dur Pig. DP has always been there for him, through good and bad as he has lost his family (his beloved dad having walked out on him and his mum a couple of years earlier). Until one Christmas Eve something terrible happens, he loses his irreplaceable ally – DP. 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, in the world of dreams, to seek something lost, and to save the best friend Jack has ever known from the toy-crunching Loser, ruler of an underworld called the Land of the Lost.

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. It is a standalone story, unrelated to any of Rowling's previous work, and suitable for children aged seven and over.