The Heart and the Bottle

The Heart and the Bottle

Oliver Jeffers

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Book Overview

READ BY HELENA BONHAM CARTER. 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 who was full of wonderment at how the world worked. She shared all her dreams and excitement with her father, who always had the answer to every question. That is until one day when his chair was empty, not to be filled again – how would the girl ever find meaning from her life again?

About the author

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 Nestlé Children’s Book Prize Gold Award. ‘Lost and Found’ animation was broadcast on Channel 4. Oliver lives and works in Brookyln, New York.


  • “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