The Heart and the Bottle
Written by Oliver Jeffers
Illustrated by Oliver Jeffers
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Shortlisted for the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal 2011
Award winning Oliver Jeffers’s latest book is wholly compelling for the importance of its message and the brilliance of how that is conveyed in words and pictures. To overcome her sadness when her grandfather dies a little girl decides to protect her heart from any further suffering by putting it in a bottle. For a time it works, but living without a heart turns out to be living only part of a life and soon the little girl needs to get it back. Luckily, there is someone who can help her. A book to return to time and time again.
The Heart and the Bottle by Oliver Jeffers
Award-winning picture book star Oliver Jeffers explores themes of love and loss in this life-affirming, uplifting tale, due to be featured in a major motion picture. Once there was a girl who was full of wonderment at how the world worked. She shared all her dreams and excitement with her father, who always had the answer to every question. That is until one day when his chair was empty, not to be filled again - how would the girl ever find meaning from her life again?
Praise for The Incredible Book Eating Boy:
'This is a book that children will devour.' The Observer
'Oliver Jeffers makes impressive use of space in this affecting story of friendship. Illustrations capture feelings of loss and loneliness through the most delicate nuances of facial expression and body language.'
'Beautifully illustrated, simple warm story!little children will love to share it.'
'Jeffers has a unique writing and illustrative style. It's a wonderful picture book.'
'My picture book of the year, a joyful exploration of the power of friendship.'
Irish Independentpraise for'How to Catch a Star'.
'The best recent picture book by light years, is stylishly spellbinding.' Telegraph
'This is a magical, beautifully illustrated tale about reaching for dreams.'
'Hail to new talent! If only all picture books could be this good.'
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