The Heart and The Bottle
(Harper Collins Children’s Books)
A little girl, who is thirsty for knowledge and in awe of how the world works, shares a very special relationship with her grandfather. When he dies, she is confronted with his empty chair and a sense of loss that she cannot start to comprehend. Finding herself unable to cope with her sadness, she decides to put her heart in a bottle to protect it from further harm and suffering. The little girl grows up but while her heart remains in the bottle, she finds herself unable to notice the beauty around her which used to leave her awed. That is until one day, she meets a little girl on the beach who reminds her of her old self. Only then can she start to heal her wounds.