Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets: MinaLima Edition published today

The stunning new edition of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling has over 150 full colour illustrations and 8 paper craft interactive elements.

The second book in the Harry Potter series to be reinterpreted by MinaLima, the graphic design studio who created the vision for the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts films. Fans can expect to see new illustrations of the Weasley home, The Burrow, and The Whomping Willow. Elements of the books will even be interactive, such as enabling fans to pull some crying Mandrakes out of their pots. The hardback is released by Scholastic in the US and Bloomsbury in the UK.

For international readers, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets: MinaLima Edition will be available in French, Korean and Danish this month.

The Christmas Pig is Announced!

J.K. Rowling’s new children’s book has been announced!  The Christmas Pig will be simultaneously published on Tuesday 12th October 2021 in the UK, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland and India by Hachette Children’s Group, in the US and Canada by Scholastic, in over twenty other languages by other publishers and as an audiobook in English, Spanish, German, French, Japanese and Italian by Audible, making it a truly global publication.

The Christmas Pig is a heartwarming, page-turning adventure about one child’s love for his most treasured toy, and how far he will go to find it.  It’s a standalone story, unrelated to any of J.K. Rowling’s previous work, and is suitable for children 8+: a tale for the whole family to fall in love with.

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 – 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 – the Christmas Pig (DP’s annoying 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…

Ruth Alltimes, Senior Group Publisher at Hachette Children’s Books, describes it as ‘a sparkling gem of a story that is destined to find its way into the hearts of children and families across the world this Christmas, and forever after.’  Ellie Berger, President of Scholastic Trade books, says ‘a gift for children and families alike, this story about the enduring power of love can be read together as a holiday tradition, and as a classic tale to be savoured, any day of the year.’

The Christmas Pig is J.K. Rowling’s first children’s novel since Harry Potter, and follows her brilliant return to publishing for children with last year’s fairy tale The Ickabog, which was serialised online for free for children in lockdown and then published with all her royalties donated to her charitable trust Volant to help vulnerable groups impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic.  She looks forward to connecting with her younger readers again this winter.

Meet The Ickabog!

J.K. Rowling’s fairy tale The Ickabog is published today as a hardback, e-book and audiobook.  The beautiful new gift hardback edition is brought to life with full-colour illustrations by the young winners of The Ickabog illustration competitions around the world, which will also be available to purchasers of the audiobook as a full-colour PDF.  The audiobook is performed by Stephen Fry and published by Audible.  The book is now available in English, Italian, German, Spanish. Brazilian Portuguese, Bulgarian, Dutch,  Simplified Chinese and Russian with more translations to follow.

J.K. Rowling is donating her net royalties from The Ickabog to help support vulnerable groups who’ve been particularly impacted by Covid-19, in the UK and internationally. She is making an initial donation to her charitable Trust, The Volant Charitable Trust, to help medical and frontline charities make a meaningful impact in the short term.

For more information about The Ickabog go to www.theickabog.com.

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