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The heart and the bottle

by Jeffers, Oliver.

Format: Print Book 2010
Availability: Available at 11 Libraries 12 of 14 copies
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Brentwood Library Easy E Jeffers
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CLP - Allegheny Regional Children's Picture Books j FICTION Jeffers
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CLP - Beechview Children's Picture Books j FICTION Jeffers
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CLP - East Liberty Children's Picture Books j FICTION Jeffers
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CLP - Main Library First Floor Children's Department - Picture Books j FICTION Jeffers
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CLP - Squirrel Hill Children's Picture Books j FICTION Jeffers
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CLP - Squirrel Hill Children's Picture Books j FICTION Jeffers
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Carnegie Library of Homestead Juvenile Picture Book J PIC Jeff
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Community Library of Castle Shannon Picture Book PICTURE BOOK Jeffers
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Dormont Public Library Social SOCIAL JEFF
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Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Picture Books j Ea JEFFERS
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Summary
From #1 New York Times bestseller Oliver Jeffers, comes a poignant and beautiful story about finding joy after loss.

There is a wonder and magic to childhood. We don't realize it at the time, of course . . . yet the adults in our lives do. They encourage us to see things in the stars, to find joy in colors and laughter as we play.

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 touching and resonant tale reminiscent of The Giving Tree that will speak to the hearts of children and parents alike.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "A little girl delights in the boundless discoveries of the world around her with an older gentleman, likely her grandfather. But then the man's chair is empty, and the girl puts her heart in a bottle to help with the hurt. As she grows older, she loses her sense of wonderment, and it isn't until she meets another young girl that she finds a way to free her heart again. This book showcases some absolutely captivating artwork. The way in which Jeffers employs pictures in word balloons to convey the limberness of imagination is brilliant: the man points to the sky to talk about constellations, while the girl sees stars as inflamed bumblebees. But what begins promisingly runs into trouble, and it's not clear who the message is directed toward: children just opening their eyes to the world, or parents who have lost their sense of curiosity? Even if children don't glean much from the abstractions and subtleties of the narrative, they're nevertheless in for a treat with the unforgettable visuals of imagination at play.--Chipman, Ian Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "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. All the bubbly curiosity that had made her sparkle disappears, "but at least her heart was safe." Not until the girl, now considerably older, meets "someone smaller and still curious about the world" is her heart restored to her. Jeffers's (The Great Paper Caper) artwork is the sweetness in this bittersweet story. Conversations between the girl and her father appear as balloons with images in them instead of words; his answers to her enthusiastic "questions" about the world are expressed in scientific prints and diagrams. In the final spread, as she sits reading in her father's chair, a thought balloon exploding with childlike and cerebral images alike makes it clear that she is once again at peace. While the subject of loss always has the potential to unsettle young readers, most should find this quietly powerful treatment of grief moving. Ages 4-up. (Mar.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Grief in children -- Juvenile fiction.
Children and death -- Juvenile fiction.
Grief in children -- Fiction.
Children and death -- Fiction.
Emotions -- Fiction.
Heart -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :Philomel Books,2010
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm
ISBN 9780399254529
0399254528
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