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The Invisible String

The Invisible String 1

by Patrice Karst and Joanne Lew-Vriethoff

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 11/12/2018

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An under-the-radar bestseller that has helped countless readers of all ages across the world cope with separation anxiety, loss, loneliness, and grief--now available in paperback and re-illustrated for a new generation of readers.

This accessible, bestselling picture book phenomenon about the unbreakable connections between loved ones has healed a generation of readers--children and adults alike--and has been updated with new illustrations and an afterword from the author. Now available in paperback for the first time! Parents, educators, therapists, and social workers alike have declared The Invisible String the perfect tool for coping with all kinds of separation anxiety, loss, and grief. In this relatable and reassuring contemporary classic, a mother tells her two children that they're all connected by an invisible string.

"That's impossible!" the children insist, but still they want to know more: "What kind of string?" The answer is the simple truth that binds us all: An Invisible String made of love. Even though you can't see it with your eyes, you can feel it deep in your heart, and know that you are always connected to the ones you love. Does everybody have an Invisible String? How far does it reach? Does it ever go away? This heartwarming picture book for all ages explores questions about the intangible yet unbreakable connections between us, and opens up deeper conversations about love.

Recommended and adopted by parenting blogs, bereavement support groups, hospice centers, foster care and social service agencies, military library services, church groups, and educators, The Invisible String offers a very simple approach to overcoming loneliness, separation, or loss with an imaginative twist that children easily understand and embrace, and delivers a particularly compelling message in today's uncertain times. This special paperback edition includes includes vibrant new illustrations and an introduction from the author.

ISBN:
9780316486231
9780316486231
Category:
General fiction (Children's / Teenage)
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
11-12-2018
Publisher:
Little, Brown & Company
Country of origin:
United States
Pages:
40
Dimensions (mm):
250x250x8mm
Weight:
0.19kg
"This book is a beautiful way to begin to try, as parents, to instill in children the impenetrable power of the heart, the energy of love, and the flow that can be felt from the grace in every moment." --Tony Robbins
Patrice Karst

Patrice Karst is the author of the best selling children's classic The Invisible String. Her other books include The Smile that Went Around the World, God Made Easy and The Single Mother's Survival Guide.

Patrice and her books have been widely featured in print and broadcast media and she has made public appearances on both a local and national level to promote her professional endeavors.

When not writing, Patrice enjoys leading meditation/creative writing groups and traveling the world. Born in London, England, Patrice has been on a fascinating spiritual journey since she was a young girl looking out in awe at the glistening stars.

The mother of one grown son, Elijah, and one zany wiener dog, Coco, Patrice lives at the beach in Ventura, CA where she writes and still gazes up in wonder at starry nights

Joanne Lew-Vriethoff

Joanne Lew-Vriethoff is the award-winning illustrator of such books as Another Day as Emily and The Dancing Pancake by Eileen Spinelli and Peace, Baby! by Linda Ashman. She lives in Amsterdam with her family.

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  • The invisible string

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    This is a beautiful book for children, helping explain that they are always loved, even if apart from us.
    My 3yo and 5yo daughters love it, and I have gifted it for many other children.