The Christmas Pig: JK Rowling To Release New Children's Book In October

JK Rowling will be releasing a new book for children called 'The Christmas Pig' in October this year.

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Harry Potter author JK Rowling will be releasing a children's book called The Christmas Pig on October 12 this year. Scholastic publications announced the news on Tuesday.

The book will tell us the story of a boy named Jack who loses his toy pig.“But Christmas Eve is a night for miracles and lost causes, a night when all things can come to life ... even toys,” according to Scholastic. "And Jack’s newest toy — the Christmas Pig (DP’s replacement) — 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."

Tom Diley Isn't A Fan Of JK Rowling's Harry Potter

Recently, JK Rowling was in the news as British Olympic diver Tom Daley decided to not accept her views on trans people. Daley also said that he doesn't love Harry Potter anymore due to JK Rowling's views on trans people. “I did love JK Rowling’s books,” he said. “But it does always leave a little bit of a…” Here he seemed about to say “bad taste”, according to the paper. He also said that he was grateful to Rowling for the time when she supported him. She stood up for him when evangelical Christians claimed that he had dived badly in the 2016 Rio Olympics just because he was 'gay'.

Last year, JK Rowling received a lot of backlash for her tweet on transgender people, and was accused of being 'transphobic.' She tweeted her opinions on an article titled “Creating an equal COVID-19 world for people who menstruate.” She stated that words like 'Wumben, Wimpund and Woomud' should be used for describing 'people who menstruate.' She went on defending her statement with several other points. She sparked a social media debate where most people were criticising her essay. However, a comedian named Eddie Izzard defended her by saying that Rowling wasn't being transphobic.

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