British writer JK Rowling, author of the Harry Potter books that have sold 500 millions of copies worldwide, published a new young adult novel, “Jack and the Great Christmas Pig Adventure “, inspired by your son.
The idea for the book came from a stuffed pig that he gave to his son David when he was a baby, and which quickly became his favorite stuffed animal.
To avoid a crisis in case the beloved stuffed animal was lost, JK Rowling bought a second copy, which her son ended up finding.
“One day I thought about that, in what it means to be the substitute, the substitute, the one who is not ‘the chosen one’, so to speak. And I realized that I finally had my Christmas story “, explained the novelist of 55 years to The Sunday Times newspaper.
Published by Hachette Children’s Group in its original version under the name “The Christmas Pig”, it will be published in more than twenty languages.
Like the seven volumes of the adventures of the magician’s apprentice Harry Potter, published between 1997 and 2007, this new novel is about “the world occult “and” magic “, but they are” totally different, “explained JK Rowling.
The novelist also told the Sunday Times that although she started writing at age six, she did not launch writing a children’s book (“Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone”) until s 25.
“The idea of writing for children had never occurred to me, not because I thought it was less important than writing for adults – I was a I am a voracious reader as a child and I still have some children’s books among my favorites – but because my childhood was not happy, “she said.
After the Harry Potter saga, Rowling wrote novels for adults before returning to children’s literature with “The ickabog”, a short story published last year.
Its enormous popularity has recently been marred by accusations of transphobia. Last year, JK Rowling shared an article on “menstruating people” on Twitter, commenting wryly, “I’m sure we had a word for these people. Someone help me. Mij? Woman? Woman?”
This provoked the anger of some Internet users, who reminded them that transsexual men can menstruate and transsexual women cannot.