The Christmas Pig by J.K. Rowling

EXCERPT: Compass stared at Jack for a moment longer, then her voice rang out across the Wastes, ‘They’ll talk of this for centuries! The Living Boy ‘oo walked into the Loser’s Lair to find ‘is pig and . . . well, we don’t know ‘ow the story ends, do we?’
‘Not yet,’ said Jack.

ABOUT ‘THE CHRISTMAS PIG’: 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 β€” 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 β€” the Christmas Pig (DP’s replacement) β€” 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…

MY THOUGHTS: This terrified my almost five year old grandson when I gave it to him the Christmas before last. Once the treasured cuddly toy was lost, he didn’t want to read any more. ‘It’s too scary, Nana,’ he said, no doubt thinking of his own much loved cuddly ‘Tot’ and the devastation he would feel should anything happen to him!

Interesting, because he loves the Famous Five where all sorts of much scarier things happen to the children, but I guess he was still at the stage where he related more to something bad happening to his favourite toy.

Now he’s almost six, we might try reading this again.

I have read it in the interim. The Christmas Pig is a children’s story, but it deals with loss and love, grief, persistence and acceptance.

I enjoyed The Christmas Pig, but didn’t love it. I would have loved to have felt the magic.

I will revise this review to include Luke’s thoughts after he has finished reading it.


#childrensfiction #fantasy #illustrated

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T: #JKRowlong @littlebrownyr

THE AUTHOR: Jo grew up surrounded by books. β€œI lived for books,’’ she has said. β€œI was your basic common-or-garden bookworm, complete with freckles and National Health spectacles.”


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7 thoughts on “The Christmas Pig by J.K. Rowling”

  1. Hmmm, interesting thoughts. I wonder how my grandkids would be. They are 4, 6, and 9. I will have see if I can find a copy. I’m glad Luke is okay with it now. πŸ“šπŸ˜ŠπŸ’–

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