The Heart and the Bottle

By Oliver Jeffers


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?

Year of Publication


"Oliver Jeffers's visually spare style enables him to convey huge emotions with minimum fuss, allowing readers time to respond..." - Julia Eccelshare, The Guardian "Jeffers anatomises loss and the process of grief, with honesty and ingenuity..." - The Daily Telegraph "...a profoundly moving book that will strike a deep chord with anyone of any age..." - The Irish Times "...full of wisdom and magic. A story which will equally bewitch adult and child, just like a classic children's book should." - Irish Independent

Author Biography

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.