The Heart and the Bottle


When you tuck your heart safely in a bottle….. How do you get your heart back?
Full Title: The Heart and the Bottle
Author: Oliver Jeffers
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 32
Language: English
Size: 26.6 x 26.1 x 0.5cm
Weight: 0.45kg
Ages: 5 - 8 years
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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 whose life was filled with wonder at the world around her! Then one day something happened that made the girl take her heart and put it in a safe place. However, after that it seemed that the world was emptier than before. But would she know how to get her heart back? In this deeply moving story, Oliver Jeffers deals with the weighty themes of love and loss with an extraordinary lightness of touch and shows us, ultimately, that there is always hope.

About the Author
Oliver Jeffers is a fresh new talent in picture books. He graduated from The University of Ulster in 2001 with First Class honours and has since exhibited his paintings around the world. His outstanding talent has been recognised by several high-profile awards, including the Nestle Children's Book Prize Gold Award, the Blue Peter Book of the Year Award and the Irish Children's Book of the Year.

Industry Reviews

"Beautifully produced and profoundly moving... It made me cry, and I'm pretty sure I won't be the only one." The Irish Times

"Jeffers anatomises loss and the processes of grief with an honesty and ingenuity that will move adults and children of any age." Telegraph

Book Details:

  • Paperback.
  • 32 beautifully written and illustrated by Oliver Jeffers.
  • Great for children aged 5 to 8 years.