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The Heart and the Bottle - Oliver Jeffers

The Heart and the Bottle

By: Oliver Jeffers

Paperback | 1 November 2010

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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

Praise for The Heart and the Bottle:

"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

Praise for Oliver Jeffers:

"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." Julia Eccleshare, The Guardian

"Hail to new talent ... If only all picture books could be this good." The Bookseller

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