The Heart and the Bottle

Author: Oliver Jeffers

Recommended age group: 6-10 years

Description: A gorgeous book that is subtle about loss (showing an empty chair where once her dad sat) to explain death. To save herself from further hurt she places her heart in a bottle and wears it around her neck. She grows into adulthood very lonely and isolated, and it is not until she meets a young child who helps her bring her heart back where it should be and make herself feel whole again. *another book we use through our Camp Magic program for multiple age groups. The book can be viewed as a read-aloud here.