British writer JK Rowling, author of the Harry Potter books that have sold 500 million copies worldwide, published a new youth novel, “Jack y la great adventure del cerdo de Navidad”, inspired by her son.
The idea of the book arose from a teddy bear that he gave to his baby David when he was a baby, and that quickly became his favorite teddy.
To avoid a crisis in case the dear teddy gets lost, JK Rowling bought a second ejemplar, which her son ended up finding.
“Un día pensé en eso, in what it means to be the substitute, the substitute, the one who is not ‘the elected’, so I decirlo. And he tells me that he finally had my story of Christmas”, explained the novelist of 55 years in The Sunday Times.
Published by Hachette Children’s Group in its original version with the name of “The Christmas Pig”, it will be published in more than twenty languages.
As well as the volumes of the adventures of the apprentice of the wizard Harry Potter, published between 1997 and 2007, this new novel is about “the hidden world” and the “magic”, but they are “totally different”, explains JK Rowling.
The novelist also affirmed the Sunday Times that, even before writing for six years, it was not released in the writing of a children’s book (“Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Pie”) until 25.
“The idea of an escribir for children had never occurred to me, not because I had thought it was less important than an escribir for adults – I was a voracious reader of a child and I still counted with some children’s books among my favorites – bell because my childhood was not happy “, I reported.
After the Harry Potter saga, Rowling wrote novels for adults before turning to children’s literature with “El ickabog”, a report published last year.
Its enormous popularity has recently been plagued by transphobia accusations. Last year, JK Rowling shared an article on Twitter about “people who menstruate”, commenting ironically: “I’m sure we had a word for these people. Who can help me. Mij? Muj? Mujer?”.
This provoked the anger of some internet users, who remembered that transsexual men could menstruate and transsexual women did not.