The Invisible Leash: An Invisible String Story about the Loss of a Pet


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$18.99  $17.66
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publish Date
10.1 X 10.1 X 0.4 inches | 1.0 pounds

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About the Author

Patrice Karst is the bestselling author of The Invisible String, The Invisible Leash, The Invisible Web, You Are Never Alone: An Invisible String Lullaby, and co-author of The Invisible String Workbook. She has also written The Smile That Went Around the World. Patrice is passionate about spreading her message of love across the planet. Born in London, England, she now lives in Southern California, and is the mother of one grown son. She invites you to visit her online at

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 Amsterdam. Her website is


"A wonderful way for children of all ages to conceptualize where their pets are and take comfort in the idea that they are still very attached and will be for life."

--Rita Drake, Veterinary Aftercare Services

"A truly wondrous book for all ages [that offers] much love and reassurance that...the love between yourself and your animals creates a bond that can never be broken."

--Carrie Ball, Pet Bereavement Support Network
"Will likely appeal to the pet-owning fans of The Invisible String and will find a place in collections in need of pet loss books."--School Library Journal
"An empathy-driven resource for children reckoning with the loss of a pet."--Publishers Weekly

"I absolutely love The Invisible Leash. I am a Certified Hospice and Palliative Care Veterinarian, [and this book] helps children cope with the loss of a pet by focusing on love and connection."

--Dr. Erica Dickie, Black Creek Mobile Veterinary Services

"A unique way of helping readers cope. I highly recommend this book be available in shelters, pet stores, veterinary clinics, and grief counseling meetings."

--Stacy Dietrich, RVT, BOE, veterinarian
"The stages of grief are clearly written and illustrated...helpful for grieving children."--Kirkus Reviews
Praise for The Invisible String:

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

"A wonderful storybook for children experiencing separation anxiety." --Today's Parent

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

"Unravel some of the complexities of grief for young children with this bestselling book." --CNN Underscored

"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

"A wonderful way of describing that while someone dies, love never dies." --The Washington Post

"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