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The Heart and the Bottle Kindle Edition
Award-winning picture book star Oliver Jeffers explores themes of love and loss in this life-affirming and uplifting tale.
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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.
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
Praise for ‘Lost and Found’:
‘An uplifting story…pictures of such spare beauty…suffused with a dreamlike quality.’ Independent Online
‘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
‘Beautifully illustrated, simple warm story…little children will love to share it.’ Carousel
‘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 ‘How to Catch a Star’:
‘The best recent picture book by light years, is stylishly spellbinding.’ Telegraph
‘A story about possibilities and disappointments with a triumphant ending, all of which Jeffers captures through the beautifully expressive changing moods of his little boy.’ The Guardian
‘This is a magical, beautifully illustrated tale about reaching for dreams.’ Mail on Sunday
‘Hail to new talent… If only all picture books could be this good.’ The Bookseller--This text refers to the hardcover edition.
About the Author
Oliver Jeffers is a highly acclaimed 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 already been recognised by several high-profile awards, including the Nestlé Children's Book Prize Gold Award, the Blue Peter Book of the Year Award and the Irish Children's Book of the Year.--This text refers to the hardcover edition.
- ASIN : B00830SL82
- Publisher : HarperCollinsChildren’sBooks (28 June 2012)
- Language : English
- File size : 6795 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Not enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Not Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Not Enabled
- Print length : 32 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: #106,295 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews:
Top reviews from India
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I am appalled that someone would give such a beautiful book a one-star rating simply because they didn't have the ability to read the first line of this book's description which clearly states that it deals with the themes of love and loss. Is it beyond your imagination to realize that there are many children in the world that unfortunately will need this book? Just because your child doesn't relate to this doesn't mean the value of the book is lowered!
So, we bought this book, after going through the first 3-4 pages using the "Look Inside" option. The initial pages gave me an impression that it's fun book with a lot of heart in it, just like the above mentioned books. But after receiving it, me and my wife had to discuss about what the story is, how it is presented. It was narrated in a complex way and then came the big question -
How do we explain it to our 5 yr old son and will he understand it? The answer is NO. So we returned it.
I was very disappointed with the quality of paper that it's printed on. The paper is too thin for my liking and looks cheap since it's a bit glossy. For such a wonderfully illustrated children's book to be printed on a glossy paper is very disappointing. But I guess that's what you get for less that 250 bucks! Would not recommend book collectors to get this copy.
Top reviews from other countries
A fathers love towards his daughter, and a daughters devoted love towards her father. He is constantly watching, caring and overseeing, guiding her, teaching her, instructing her in embracing and bringing to life before her the deep well and the excitement of riches of life, the universe and everything. Until he is no longer there, no longer sitting in his chair, and the pervasive darkness of grief descends upon his little girl. Who devastated locks away her heart, her ability to love.
Yet she learns through another, someone smaller who still excited, and curious about the world teaches and practically assists in putting back her heart she had secured away into a bottle.
Unselfish love brings its own reward. Although there is much happiness in receiving love, there is even greater happiness in giving or showing, love to others.
That the epitome of love, pure, rich and a ceaseless flowing that love that will never end. When we begin to give our selves away, we find out immediately how good that is. Yet from a genuine caring heart.
When we give joy we receive joy, when we give hope we receive hope, when we give love we receive love, and when we give mercy we receive mercy. Everything we give away multiplies itself. And we rediscover the joy, gift and privilege of being alive.