The Girl and the Robot Heart

Neal Hoskins, Monika Vaicenaviciene

Glorious artwork combines with lyrical poetry in this Christmas-themed celebration of storytelling.

Gracefully told by Neal Hoskins and featuring exquisite artwork by award-winning illustrator Monika Vaicenaviciene, The Girl and the Robot Heart is a beautiful exploration of what makes us human.

Set in a sleepy town on Christmas Eve, the story begins with a conversation between a girl and her toy robot, who wants to know what's inside a human heart.

Describing it as a series of rooms filled with storybooks, the girl sets about building the robot a heart of its own by telling stories about the quiet little town she calls home.

With rich vocabulary and a rhythmic structure, this tender story has a powerful message that will warm the hearts of readers all year round.


Neal Hoskins


Neal Hoskins works in publishing. He has an MA in creative writing from Bath Spa University and his fictions have appeared in The Stinging Fly, Ambit, and 14 Magazine. This is his first picture book.

Monika Vaicenaviciene

Illustrated By

Monika Vaicenaviciene is an award-winning illustrator and picture book creator from Lithuania. Her book What Is a River? was the winner of the 2018 World Illustration Awards, among others, and is published in fifteen languages. She has an MFA in visual communication from Konstfack University of Arts, Crafts, and Design, Stockholm.