The Heart and the Bottle

The Heart and the Bottle

Book - 2010
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After safeguarding her heart in a bottle hung around her neck, a girl finds the bottle growing heavier and her interest in things around her becoming smaller.
Publisher: New York : Philomel Books, c2010
ISBN: 9780399254529
Branch Call Number: JEFFERS
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 24 cm

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When confronted with 'an empty chair' a girl bottles her heart to 'keep it safe'. Only when she is older and meets a little girl who is still enchanted by all the world has to offer does she find a way to finally free her own heart once more.


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muffinpopcorn
Feb 16, 2017

Great story , very touching .About love and loss and that there is always hope.
More for the older child . Very poignant and well done .

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Ichibankawaii1
Oct 25, 2016

Lovely story but miscategorized as a children's book. Story is wonderful and poignant but appropriate for older children or better, for adults.

The Heart and the Bottle has a place in my heart. I love any and every thing Oliver Jeffers has ever illustrated. But this book is especially poignant.
Sit in a comfy chair, read it, and your chair wont' be so empty anymore.

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El_Gato
Oct 06, 2012

A little too deep and then too sad (once explained) to the preschooler. Beautiful story for me as an adult though.

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MalachiConstant
Aug 04, 2011

An emotionally resonant work for adults and children. Unique and beautiful illustrations as well.

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lbloom
Apr 17, 2011

A beautiful story of loss and hope.

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Aug 18, 2014

navy_lion_96 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 3 and 6

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