The Heart and the Bottle

Awards:   Short-listed for Kate Greenaway Medal 2011 Shortlisted for Kate Greenaway Medal 2011.
Author:   Oliver Jeffers ,  Oliver Jeffers
Publisher:   HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN:  

9780007182343


Pages:   32
Publication Date:   02 September 2010
Recommended Age:   From 5
Format:   Paperback
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The Heart and the Bottle


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Awards

  • Short-listed for Kate Greenaway Medal 2011
  • Shortlisted for Kate Greenaway Medal 2011.

Overview

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.

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Author:   Oliver Jeffers ,  Oliver Jeffers
Publisher:   HarperCollins Publishers
Imprint:   HarperCollins
Dimensions:   Width: 25.90cm , Height: 0.40cm , Length: 26.50cm
Weight:   0.240kg
ISBN:  

9780007182343


ISBN 10:   0007182341
Pages:   32
Publication Date:   02 September 2010
Recommended Age:   From 5
Audience:   Children/juvenile ,  Preschool (0-5)
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In stock   Availability explained
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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


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 The illustrations are so perfect that they made me want to cry even before the grandpa dies. Sunday Telegraph feature covering 'The best books for all ages'. Oliver Jeffers is one of the most important picture book artists this country has produced. With almost a million books sold in 19 languages, and countless awards already under his belt, this new title sees him in top form. From the blue pencil sketches on the end papers, to the clever double-jacket cover, every aspect of this book is beautifully designed, making it a pleasure to hold and read. The illustrations are fantastic, spare, yet full of the emotion, energy, colour and quirky details we've come to expect from Jeffers. When a little girl's father - a man who understands wonder and delights in sharing it with his daughter - dies, she is so perplexed by grief she takes out her heart and puts it in a bottle. She wears it around her neck to keep it safe, and there it stays until she grows up and meets someone who knows how to take it back out again. A simple story, yet one full of wisdom and magic. A story which will equally bewitch adult and child, just like a classic children's book should. Irish Independent


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


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 The illustrations are so perfect that they made me want to cry even before the grandpa dies. Sunday Telegraph feature covering 'The best books for all ages'. Oliver Jeffers is one of the most important picture book artists this country has produced. With almost a million books sold in 19 languages, and countless awards already under his belt, this new title sees him in top form. From the blue pencil sketches on the end papers, to the clever double-jacket cover, every aspect of this book is beautifully designed, making it a pleasure to hold and read. The illustrations are fantastic, spare, yet full of the emotion, energy, colour and quirky details we've come to expect from Jeffers. When a little girl's father -- a man who understands wonder and delights in sharing it with his daughter -- dies, she is so perplexed by grief she takes out her heart and puts it in a bottle. She wears it around her neck to keep it safe, and there it stays until she grows up and meets someone who knows how to take it back out again. A simple story, yet one full of wisdom and magic. A story which will equally bewitch adult and child, just like a classic children's book should. Irish Independent


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 The illustrations are so perfect that they made me want to cry even before the grandpa dies. Sunday Telegraph feature covering 'The best books for all ages'. Oliver Jeffers is one of the most important picture book artists this country has produced. With almost a million books sold in 19 languages, and countless awards already under his belt, this new title sees him in top form. From the blue pencil sketches on the end papers, to the clever double-jacket cover, every aspect of this book is beautifully designed, making it a pleasure to hold and read. The illustrations are fantastic, spare, yet full of the emotion, energy, colour and quirky details we've come to expect from Jeffers. When a little girl's father -- a man who understands wonder and delights in sharing it with his daughter -- dies, she is so perplexed by grief she takes out her heart and puts it in a bottle. She wears it around her neck to keep it safe, and there it stays until she grows up and meets someone who knows how to take it back out again. A simple story, yet one full of wisdom and magic. A story which will equally bewitch adult and child, just like a classic children's book should. Irish Independent Praise for 'How to Catch a Star': ' How To Catch A Star is a beautiful debut picture book from an extremely talented and innovative illustrator. This is a fantastic story which teaches children that if you wish hard enough your dreams just may come true.' The Bookseller 'Adults tend to think of waiting as tedious, but the magic of this book is that it understands waiting as children wait -- alert, apprehensive and using their imaginations.' Mail on Sunday 'A stunning debut!' New Talent, Books for Keeps 'If the title sounds magical and optimistic to you, it's probably because that's exactly what this book is.' Book of the Month, Junior Praise for 'Lost and Found': Completely captivating and definitely one of my favourite picture books of the year.' Becky Stradwick, Children's Buyer -- Borders UK, Publishing News 'Deeply satisfying book.' Books For Keeps 'Wonderfully illustrated book.' The Bookseller 'Heart-warming, irresistible story.' Financial Times Magazine 'Exceptional picture book!The strong, graphic water colour illustrations are magical.' Bookfest 'Jeffers has a unique writing and illustrative style. It's a wonderful picture book.' Publishing News 'My picture book of the year, a joyful exploration of the power of friendship.' Irish Independent Praise for The Incredible Book Eating Boy Mouth-wateringly irresistible The Guardian This is a book that children will devour. The Observer The whole thing looks good enough to eat. TES A beautifully produced edition that really is good enough to eat. The Bookseller With The Incredible Book Eating Boy, Jeffers has produced his most appealing work yet, conjuring up a magical piece of fiction that is not only divinely illustrated and wittily told, but perfectly realised. Junior


Author Information

Author Website:   http://www.oliverjeffers.com

Oliver Jeffers graduated from The University of Ulster in 2001 with First Class honours. His outstanding talent has been recognised by several high-profile awards, including the Nestle Children's Book Prize Gold Award. 'Lost and Found' animation was broadcast on Channel 4. Oliver lives and works in Brookyln, New York.

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Author Website:   http://www.oliverjeffers.com

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