Patrice Karst is the author of The Invisible String and The Smile That Went Around the World. Her adult books include God Made Easy and The Single Mother's Survival Guide. Born in London, England, she now lives in Ventura, California, and is the mother of one grown son. She invites you to visit her online at patricekarst.com.
"Whether kids are having separation anxiety or dealing with divorce
or even death, this sweet story is very reassuring."
"[Promotes] a vision of global unity and empathy...effective."
"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, Chancellor, NYC Department of Education
"The Invisible String is part of my social skills/feelings book purchases.... Beautiful. Delicate. Perfect for: dealing with loss, moving, friendship issues, family problems, nighttime fears.... Quite the special book."--The Styling Librarian
"A wonderful storybook for children experiencing separation anxiety."--Today's Parent
"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
"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
"If I could only have one book to use for counseling purposes, this would be it. This book is extremely versatile. It can be used for any type of separation, loss."--United Way (Life Lessons for Little Ones)