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Award-winning picture book star Oliver Jeffers explores themes of love and loss in this life-affirming, uplifting tale, due to be featured in a major motion picture.

Once there was a girl who was full of wonderment at how the world worked. She shared all her dreams and excitement with her father, who always had the answer to every question. That is until one day when his chair was empty, not to be filled again - how would the girl ever find meaning from her life again?

©2010 Oliver Jeffers (P)2011 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

Critic Reviews

"Oliver Jeffers’s visually spare style enables him to convey huge emotions with minimum fuss, allowing readers time to respond..." (Julia Eccelshare, ( The Guardian)
"Jeffers anatomises loss and the process of grief, with honesty and ingenuity..." ( The Daily Telegraph)

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Mends all little broken hearts

Helena Bonham Carter, was perfectly chosen to narrate this hidden gem of a tale. Feels as much of a story for adults, as it does for children.