But what happens when that special someone who encourages such wonder and magic is no longer around? We can hide, we can place our heart in a bottle and grow up . . . or we can find another special someone who understands the magic. And we can encourage them to see things in the stars, find joy among colors and laughter as they play.
Oliver Jeffers delivers a remarkable book, a tale of poignancy and resonance reminiscent of The Giving Tree that will speak to the hearts of children and parents alike.
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Grief-stricken, the girl places her heart in a bottle for safekeeping, but “in truth, nothing was the same,” and so it remains into adulthood until someone “smaller and still curious about the world” finds the key to unlock her heart.| Read Full Review of The Heart and the Bottle
When a small girl loses her father, her only parent (Jeffers represents the loss with the father's empty chair in a moonlit room), she decides “the best thing” is to put her heart in a bottle and hang it around her neck.Feb 15 2010 | Read Full Review of The Heart and the Bottle
I have a confession: there is a special group of picture books that have the ability to make me get misty eyed in the middle of Kepler's while I am working.| Read Full Review of The Heart and the Bottle
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