Ruby and Lonely
From the bestselling author of The Invisible String comes a timely and powerful story about a little girl who has a big problem with feeling lonely.
Ruby's got a problem. At school and at home, everyone is so busy all the time, and no one seems to notice her at all. Ruby finds herself feeling kind of...lonely. It's a big problem! But one day, while walking home alone after school, she decides to look at her problem from a new angle. She even gives it a name--Lonely--a seemingly small but significant decision that transforms her problem, and entire life, in the most surprising and extraordinary way. Join Ruby as she discovers her inner best friend in this relatable and heartwarming story. A note from the author and discussion questions are included.
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About the Author
About the Author
Patrice Karst is the bestselling author of The Invisible String, which has sold more than a million copies and been translated into fifteen languages, and its companion titles, The Invisible Leash, The Invisible Web, You Are Never Alone: An Invisible String Lullaby, and most recently, The Invisible String Backpack. She is also the coauthor of The Invisible String Workbook with Dr. Dana Wyss. She also wrote The Smile that Went Around the World, illustrated by Jana Christy. Born in London, England, she now lives in Southern California. Learn more at www.patricekarst.com.
About the Illustrator
Kayla Harren is an award-winning illustrator of children's books, including A Boy Like You, written by Frank Murphy, and The Boy Who Grew a Forest, written by Sophia Gholz, among other titles. She recently illustrated Thursday, by Ann Bonwill, which Midwest Book Review called "an impressively presented picture book of healing and hope for young children." Her work has been featured in the Society of Illustrators, American Illustration, Communication Arts, and 3x3 Magazine, and she won the Highlights for Children Pewter Plate Award. She lives in Minnesota. Learn more at www.kaylaharren.com.