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The Invisible String

By: Patrice Karst
Narrated by: Patrice Karst
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Publisher's summary

With over 1.5 million copies sold, this accessible, bestselling book phenomenon about the unbreakable connections between loved ones has healed generations of children and adults alike.

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.

Over 1.5 MILLION copies sold!
A USA Today Bestseller
An Amazon Bestseller
A Publishers Weekly Bestseller

"It’s the most beautiful, beautiful book, and it actually makes me cry every time."―Sara Haines, ABC’s The View

"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

"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

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 String Backpack, 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 patricekarst.com.

©2018 Patrice Karst (P)2019 Little, Brown Young Readers

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"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)

"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

"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

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Very short story. I wish it was longer but it was cute and more than anything, a way to help children understand death.

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I am the Mom in our Trauma Treatment Foster Home. This book has helped, even the tough ones, get a better feeling of not losing their families.
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My kids mom passed away almost 2 years ago I got the book for them but she t ended up helping me too I was dealing with the loss of a parent 15 years and it still hurts these words helped

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