Patrice Karst is the author of the bestselling, contemporary classic The Invisible String, which has sold over 1.5 million copies and been translated into fifteen languages. Patrice has also written The Invisible Leash: An Invisible String Story Celebrating Love After the Loss of a Pet, The Invisible Web: An Invisible String Story Celebrating Love and Our Universal Connection, You Are Never Alone: An Invisible String Lullaby, The Invisible String Workbook: Creative Activities to Comfort, Calm and Connect, a therapeutic activity book co-written with Dana Wyss, Ph.D. She has also written Ruby and Lonely and The Smile that Went Around the World. Patrice has been on a lifelong mission to spread the message that love transcends time and space and is the most powerful force in the universe. Born in London, England, she now lives in Southern California where she is working on her memoir and is the mother of one grown son, Elijah. She invites you to learn more at www.patricekarst.com.Joanne Lew-Vriethoff is the acclaimed illustrator of many children's books, including the new edition of The Invisible String, The Invisible Leash, The Invisible Web, You Are Never Alone: An Invisible String Lullaby, and the Invisible String Workbook, as well as Stacy McAnulty's Beautiful and Brave. Born in Malaysia, she grew up in Los Angeles, studied at the ArtCenter College of Design in Pasadena, and now lives in Malaysia again. Her website is joannelewvriethoff.com.
Over 1.5 MILLION copies sold!
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"A wonderful storybook for children experiencing separation anxiety."--Today's Parent
"Delivers a particularly compelling message in today's uncertain times that though we may be separated from the ones we care for, love is the unending connection that binds us all."--The American Academy of Pediatrics
"It's the most beautiful, beautiful book, and it actually makes me cry every time."--Sara Haines, ABC's The View
"The message of The Invisible String resonates with children and adults alike.... The two ends of the treasured Invisible String are families and schools. This String, reinforced on each side, buoys students with love, guidance, direction. But when one end weakens, the entire String falters.... When we need support, reassurance, or simply a kindred spirit, just give the String a tug and someone will tug back. This is powerful, and will keep your child on track through...his or her education journey."--Carmen Farina, former Chancellor, NYC Department of Education
"Unravel some of the complexities of grief for young children with this bestselling book."--CNN Underscored
"[Promotes] a vision of global unity and empathy...effective."
"Whether kids are having separation anxiety or dealing with divorce or even death, this sweet story is very reassuring."
"Children of all ages (and yes, adults too!) feel a great sense of peace and joy realizing that we are all connected to the ones we love through The Invisible String."--The National Association of School Psychologists