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Das Herz in der Flasche

4.38  ·  Rating details ·  3,009 Ratings  ·  462 Reviews
Es war einmal ein Mädchen, das sein Herz an einem sicheren Ort verwahrte, damit niemand ihm etwas anhaben konnte. Es trug sein Herz in einer Flasche um den Hals. Leider wurde die Flasche mit der Zeit immer schwerer. Also beschloss das Mädchen, sein Herz zu befreien. Nur konnte es sich nicht mehr erinnern, wie ... Was geschieht, wenn der Mensch, der uns die Wunder der Welt ...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published March 1st 2011 by Aufbau (first published 2010)
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بثينة العيسى
الكتاب الذي تمنيت لو أنني كتبته.
Quang Khuê
Jun 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Đọc cuốn này ở tiệm Kafka 54/2 Nguyên Cư Trinh, Q1.

Cuốn này không có hài chút nào đâu. Mặc dù ở Kafka có rất nhiều sách buồn cười và hài hước, nhưng cuốn này hem phải như thế.

Mình nhớ nhất cuốn này ở cách kể câu chuyện cô bé mất bố. Mà kể rất hay nhé, hông có một chết lẫn từ mất nào, chỉ có mỗi câu chiếc ghế bố cô bé ngồi hằng ngày một hôm bỗng trống không.

Mô tả sự mất mát hay đến thế là cùng, các bạn nhở. Chúa đấy!

Ngoài ra, tranh cũng rất đẹp đấy. Không đùa đâu.
Oct 11, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Heart and the Bottle is a very short story with a very big message. It is about a girl who is fascinated and curious by everything around her including the stars and the sea. She tells her attentive Father about all the images in her head, but one day she runs to show him her drawings only to find his empty chair. She becomes very lonely and grieving for her Father, she puts her heart in a bottle and hangs it around her neck. This way she some how protects her heart so it does not get hurt o ...more
Mar 18, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
É tãaaao saboroso intercalar leituras adultas com leituras infantis! Tiro o chapéu aos inúmeros autores que se dedicam a escrever para os mais pequenotes, porque não considero fácil condensar em poucas palavras uma história apelativa, que prenda os leitores mais jovens e os faça agarrar o livrinho, espreitar as imagens, relacioná-las com o texto e consciente ou inconscientemente compreender que o que leram ou ouvirem alguém ler os levará a crescer.
Em O coração e a garrafa deparámo-nos com um dos
Aug 28, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
nyolong baca di citos :D
curhat mode: ON
jadi mendingan gak usah di baca :D

pesannya dalem banget. bercerita tentang cinta dan kehilangan. dengan lembut, Jeffers mengambarkan bagaimana seharusnya menghadapi rasa kehilangan itu. sangat menyentuh! bagi saya, buku ini muncul di bulan yang tepat. membuat hati saya bergetar. namun entah, belum dapat membuat saya beranjak. dari sebuah sudut yang gelap.

jadi ingin mengingat masa itu.

lima tahun yang lalu...
di bulan Ramadhan 1428 H
saat Tuhan me
Apr 27, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really liked the deceptively simple illustrations. I also appreciated how the child narrator grew up in this story - the only other book I can remember doing this is The Giving Tree. And interesting look at dealing with grief and how quick fixes may be damaging in the long run. I'm glad this was recommended to me.
Trinh Nguyen
Mar 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Đọc đi đọc lại lần thứ mấy mươi rồi mà tôi vẫn cứ như: bừng tỉnh và nhớ ra gần như toàn bộ tuổi thơ mình. Đọc thêm tại:
Lelita P.
Aug 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I know I'm one of the people who almost lost their true self during adulthood. I know I have put my heart in the bottle too after facing so many changes in my life. I know I lost a kid's innocence when I let a child hidden in myself to be replaced by an adult persona. I know growing up makes me become more normal and realistic, not as imaginative as before. I still have a lot of unanswered questions about many things, but like the girl in this book, I have nobody to answer those all, so......... ...more
Alethea A
Dec 30, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: wonderful and curious people of all sizes
Meeting Oliver Jeffers:

I absolutely love Oliver Jeffers's art--when I saw this, I thought, finally! A girl book. I don't usually make much distinction when I'm reading a girl or boy picture book (unless it's dipped in bilious pink) but when I try to sell parents or grandparents one of his books, I usually get an exasperated look and a "but, the gift is for a little *girl*". What? I read books about little boys when I was a little girl, and as long as the
Overall, the artwork and impact of this book was fantastic. However, I did feel it was a slight bit cliche, as "creativity" and "unfollow the norm" is becoming more and more popular to force idiosyncracy out of individuals. Furthermore, about halfway through the book I was rather confused at one part. It was a sudden jump, and I thought I skipped a page.
Yet, I loved the ending, I loved the book, and the last sentence was marvelous. Despite that, I only deemed it three stars for it's sudden abru
Liza Nahas
Jan 13, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A bit heart wrenching, but beautiful! Nice surprise from Jeffers!
Max Lawson
Jan 05, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Heart and the Bottle by Oliver Jeffers is a contemporary children’s picture book published in 2010. It sticks out to me as a book worth reviewing because of the difficult subject it tackles. Despite at first being mortified at what could be interpreted as the tragic events of the book, the way in which Jeffers has narrated and illustrated the story poetically and colourfully addresses the grief that the main character suffers, and makes for a beautiful if inevitably sad read.

The book centres
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Sunday Cummins
Mar 20, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
From Booklist
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
Amy Reid
Feb 13, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This story tackles key issues faced in life such as love and death. It tells a story of a young girl who shares her curiosity about the world with her grandfather. Although, her curiousity turns to sadness when her grandfather passes away. In order to protect her heart she puts it in a bottle to keep it safe. The creative illustrations capture the sense of loss the girl is experiencing but by locking up her heart she is left feeling lonely and her previous sense of curiosity has gone. She then m ...more
May 05, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Oh, Oliver Jeffers, how I adore you!

The Heart and the Bottle is a gorgeous, gorgeous piece of art and magic!

Pure, open, honest pictures filled this book with beauty, the power of healing and the wonder life can bring. Pictures and words that I will treasure always.

After a loss and heartache, we tend to lock our hearts away. Keep our hearts and emotions bottled up, hidden, and safe. If we don’t use our hearts, open up, trust, and feel--we can’t get hurt—right? Can that same protection turn around
Mar 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2016
Today I, a grown-up, had an unexpected "mindful read aloud" time with another grown-up who got this book in the mail and could not wait to share it with me.

And wow. Wow wow wow wow.
I laughed. I cried. I found myself in this simple, beautiful story and its illustrations. As another reviewer said, this is a little book with a big message.

I'm ordering a copy for myself tonight.
When a young girl's heart is broken, she puts it in a bottle for safe-keeping and ceases to feel anything until she finds a reason to set her heart free. A deceptively simple book with a powerful message.
Feb 25, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: preschool-lit
I loved this one. The story will resonate with adults who may need to get that curious wondrous spark of childhood back in their lives, while the colorful pictures will appeal to children, as well as a child being the one to solve everything. I'm not certain I quite understand what made the girl put her heart in the bottle in the first place (she saw a really big chair... symbolizing her growing up...?) but that didn't stop me from experiencing the tenderness of this book.
New favorite book when it comes to dealing with loss.
This coming-of-age tale follows a young girl from young childhood through adulthood as she struggles with the overwhelming loss of a male father figure in her life. In simple terms and using the metaphor of putting your heart away in a bottle which she then ties around her neck, Jeffers’s story illustrates how curiosity and learning can revive even the most difficult of losses. With simple mixed media illustrations using paint and colored penc
Helen Mc
Sep 29, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Heart and The Bottle – Oliver Jeffers
The Heart in The Bottle is a story about an ordinary little girl who has a mind full of wonder about the world around her. She loves to share these wonders with her father. One day she rushes to show her father a drawing of such wonders, but we find that he has gone. We never find out where he has gone.
The little girl finds that her heart is hurting so much that she needs to remove it and put it in a bottle and hang it around her neck.
We see how the gir
Emma Butler
May 10, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a simple tale which focuses on key issues such as life, love and death. The book tells the story of a young girl, her curiosity about the world and how she shares this curiosity with her grandfather. However this curiosity turns to sadness when her grandfather passes away. Not knowing how to deal with this, she puts her heart into a bottle to keep it safe. Jeffers captures brilliantly the young girls sense of loss as she tries to protect her heart from being hurt again. However we see th ...more
Jun 13, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Oliver Jeffers is a visual artist, and I simply adore his illustrations in the book. The page layouts remind me of The Little Prince pop-up book, minus the pop-ups, of course. I particularly enjoy looking at the two-page full color spreads.

This picture book is a complex read for children. As a reader who loves symbolism, I like how grief and loss were presented in the story. After experiencing loss, the girl decided to put her heart in a bottle. The little ones would most likely look at the stor
The Heart and the Bottle by Oliver Jeffers (2010)
Picture Book, 32 pages
The Heart and the Bottle truly captures the human experience and our fragility as temporary inhabitants of this lifetime. Using an extended metaphor to explore the stages of loss and heartache, the book shares the brilliance of a child’s passionate curiosity and its ability to heal all of us. Dealing with the pain of losing her father, a girl grows up with her heart locked safe within a bottle around her neck to avoid painful
Feb 10, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Expected more from the ending, but lovely illustrated!
Oct 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Heart in the Bottle / Oliver Jeffers/ 2010

Genre: Picture Book / Fiction

Format: Book

Summary: 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? (Summary Taken for Amazon)

Consideration and Precautions: This is a beautiful story about the loss of a loved one.
Jan 20, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Heart and the Bottle by Oliver Jeffers is a wonderful book, albeit sad and touching. It tells the story of loss, loss of people and loss of hope and wonderment. It tells the story of a little girl who is full of wonderment and joy but when she loses someone dear to her she loses this wonderment at the same time. She puts her heart in a bottle to keep it safe and from getting hurt again. She continues through life sad and down and unhappy until she meets a little girl one day full of amazemen ...more
Mar 08, 2010 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Ok, let me explain my rationale for this low rating .... I am a huge Oliver Jeffers fan (despite his odd method of drawing human noses)in fact Erin loved "How to Catch a Star" so much that we bought a copy!
I rated this one low because it seems to be a picture book marketed to adults (this is true for a majority of things) but would a young child really understand the message "of a broken heart and locking it away in a bottle!!!?" Granted some kids wouldesp Maurice Sendak as a kid but most kids
Charlotte Peters
Apr 21, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the story of a little girl with a beautiful heart and interest in all things beautiful. However struck by grief and lost, she locks her heart up in a jar, soon the world seems less beautiful, less interesting. Before long she wants her heart back but cannot open the jar, it is only with the help of a little girl who has all the love for the world that the girl gets her heart back.

This is a great book that could be used to help children deal with grief and death. This book could be used a
Ms. Rose
Sep 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Such a great complex picture book! We analyze the figurative "picture" language during our class read aloud! Kids were mind-blown.
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Oliver Jeffers' work takes many forms. His distinctive paintings have been exhibited in galleries worldwide, and HarperCollins UK and Penguin USA publish his award-winning picture books, now translated into over 30 languages.

In 2007, Jeffers was the official illustrator for World Book Day, and in 2008 Lost and Found became Oliver's first book to made into animation by London-based Studio AKA.

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“In truth, nothing was the same. She forgot about the stars… and taking notice of the sea. She was no longer filled with all the curiosities of the world and didn’t take much notice of anything… other than how heavy… and awkward the bottle had become.” 28 likes
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