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About the Author
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.
Praise for The Invisible Leash:"This title 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 "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
Praise for The Invisible Web: "Karst's text...offers a useful message about the importance of world harmony." --Booklist
"Readers feeling jittery about their own first days are sure to find much-needed reassurance.... Will give kids the resources they need to make the first day of school a rousing success."--Kirkus Reviews
"Fantasy elements and positive messages could help kids deal with first-day jitters or other worries and challenges."--Commonsensemedia.org