The Heart and the Bottle, Paperback

The Heart and the Bottle Paperback

Illustrated by Oliver Jeffers

5 out of 5 (1 rating)


Award-winning picture book star Oliver Jeffers explores themes of love and loss in this life-affirming and uplifting tale.

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.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 32 pages, chiefly col. ill
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Picture storybooks
  • ISBN: 9780007182343



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I was browsing the anatomy section while my friend went off to browse the children's section. She came up to me and told me to read this. She warned it got a little depressing. I shocked the hell out of both of us when I started crying right there in the middle of the bookstore. When I finished reading it, all I said was, "Get your own copy". I read it again when I got home and it still made me cry.

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