The Invisible String
Hardcover 36pg Illustrated by Geoff Stevenson | September 2000
Subject: Children 3+
“That’s impossible,” said twins Jeremy & Liza after their Mom told them they’re all connected by this thing called an Invisible String.
“What kind of string?” They asked with a puzzled look to which Mom replied, “An Invisible String made of love.”
That’s where the story begins. A story that teaches of the tie that really binds. Parents and loved ones feel the tug whenever kids give it; and kids feel the tug that comes right back: the Invisible String reaches from heart to heart. Does everybody have an Invisible String? How far does it reach, anyway? Read all about it!
Whether there’s a loved one far away, or a parent in the next room, this delightful book illustrates a new way to cope with something all children and parents confront sooner or later; a child’s fear of loneliness and separation.
BookReviewClub.com: “Highly Recommended!”
THE MIDWEST BOOK REVIEW: “You’ll laugh, you’ll cry . . . I can’t predict how you’ll react to this fabulous book about your connection to God, but I certainly urge you to buy it for everyone on your shopping list, young or old.”
CHILDREN’S BOOKSENSE 76: “A wonderful story about the invisible string that connects loved ones. Whenever one thinks about another member of the family, the string gives a tug and you feel it.”-Shirley Russell, Catch Our Rainbow Children’s Bookstore, Torrance, CA
WHOLE LIFE TIMES: “Some gifts are timeless and never lose their charm. A book like The Invisible String is one example.”
PALISADIAN POST: “THE INVISIBLE STRING provides a tangible example of how to reassure a child when parents, loved ones, or friends are away.”
FROM THE AUTHOR
What began as a way of comforting my own son Elijah when he was sad that I was going to work and he was going to pre-school, became my book The Invisible String. 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 that we love… (pets, friends, grandparents, cousins etc… and especially those that have passed on)…through the Invisible String. A string that can never be lost, cut , or torn. A string that can reach all the way to the moon or down to the ocean floor. A string that anger, time, or bad feelings can ever make go away. No-one is too young or too old to remember that we are never, really all alone. God Bless you all and never forget about The String. Bye for now, may your strings soar far and wide… and let’s spread the word!!!
In addition to writing The Invisible String, Patrice Karst is also the author of The Smile that Went Around the World, God Made Easy and The Single Mother’s Survival Guide. Patrice and her books have been widely featured in print and broadcast media and she has made public appearances on both a local and national level to promote her professional endeavors. When not writing, Patrice enjoys leading meditation/creative writing groups and traveling the world. Born in London, England, Patrice has been on a fascinating spiritual journey since she was a young girl looking out in awe at the glistening stars. The mother of one grown son, Elijah, and one zany wiener dog, Coco, Patrice lives in the magical valley of Ojai, California, where she is currently writing her memoir and still gazing up in wonder at starry nights. Fans from around the world have written Patrice, you can too. Learn more about her at www.patricekarst.com