- Age Range: 4 - 8 years
- Grade Level: Preschool - 3
- Hardcover: 36 pages
- Publisher: Devorss & Co.; 20th Printing edition (September 1, 2000)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0875167349
- ISBN-13: 978-0875167343
- Product Dimensions: 10.4 x 0.4 x 9.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 14.9 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (547 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,477 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Invisible String Hardcover – September 1, 2000
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The Invisible String by Patrice Karst is a heartwarming story that reassures children that even though they can't always be with a loved one, they're always in each other's hearts. Whenever a child thinks about a family member, THE INVISIBLE STRING gives a tug. This book is an excellent way to begin the conversation about death. The gentle story illustrates that we are still connected by love even after someone passes. --Parents Magazine
The Invisible String is part of my social skills/feelings book purchases. This is a story about how twins realize there is an invisible string connecting all people who love one another… you can feel it in your heart and always be connected, even from afar. Beautiful. Delicate. Perfect for: dealing with loss, moving, friendship issues, family problems, nighttime fears… Quite the special book. --The Styling Librarian
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. The premise of the book is that we are all connected by an invisible string. Even though it is invisible, you can feel it with your heart. Everyone has an invisible string, and it can reach anywhere, even heaven. The book's message is that no one is ever alone, even when their loved one is not physically present. --United Way-Life Lessons for Little Ones
THE INVISIBLE STRING teaches kids how to deal with missing a parent by understanding that they are still connected to their parent via an invisible string. While not geared solely to military families, this touching book can help young children feel connected with deployed parents or other family members that are far away. ----Military Family.Org
Separation is a serious issue, both for parents and their children. This is the main reason why The Invisible String (by Patrice Karst) has made its way to the third spot on the list of Top 10 Books for 3 year olds. It can also be a tale on how to deal with loss - specifically the death of someone a child loved, or the overall anxiety and fear that comes from the thought of being separated from a person that is an integral part of a child's life. However, this book isn't just a creative comfort for children - it's also an important tale for anyone who has ever had difficulty dealing with loss or separation.
The story begins with a mother telling her twins that an 'invisible string' connects to all the hearts of people. This string cannot be cut, torn, or broken in any way - even after death. Instead, it acts as a conductor of love between the people who care about each other. This string also cannot be seen with the eyes, but it can be felt with the heart - sending the message to readers that they are never truly alone, and will never be forgotten or abandoned by those who their invisible string is connected to.
The Invisible String is self-explanatory; it's a must-have for the bookshelves of anyone who enjoys reading a tale with a positive moral and practiced life lesson. The string can be the comfort children need to get over a divorce, a death, a loss of any kind - but it can also be the one thing that makes an adult feel better about the same situations. Instead of feeling disconnected due to travel, heartbreak, or physical loss, people who "feel" their invisible string are likely to experience a better understanding and firmer grasp on their emotions and the situation they're dealing with. -- --Best Reading for Kids
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From the Author
Hi everyone,This is Patrice Karst, the author of the The Invisible String. Whatbegan as a way of comforting my own son Elijah when he was sad that Iwas going to work and he was going to pre-school, became my book TheInvisible String. Children of all ages ( And yes! Adults too!) feel agreat sense of peace and joy realizing that we are all connected tothe ones that we love... (pets, friends, grandparents, cousinsetc... and especially those that have passed on)...through theInvisible String. A string that can never be lost, cut , or torn. Astring that can reach all the way to the moon or down to the oceanfloor. A string that even anger, time, or bad feelings can never make goaway. 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 TheString. Bye for now, may your strings soar far and wide... and let'sspread the word!!!
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Top Customer Reviews
I have a feeling this book will be a family favorite; it's a great addition to the family shelf, whether the children are dealing with mild separation anxiety, deployed loved ones, or the death of friends or family members. It will open doors to discuss loss in a framework of faith, as well, though the book is not specifically religious in nature. I found myself encouraged by the conversations that followed reading the book, in our little troupe of cousins. It seemed to give them a useful vocabulary to discuss their grief and sense of loss, while giving them a useful tool (that invisible string of love!) to verbalize their feelings.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Love this story. It's applicable to children with fears, but it's so much more. My granddaughter's mommy died, and this story helped her feel that even though we can't see mommy... Read morePublished 2 days ago by Bubbly
I got this book because I am a foster parent on the verge of adopting two of my foster kids(4&5) and we will have an open adoption. Read morePublished 4 days ago by Amazon Customer
High reviews, so I got it. Read it to my 4 year old. She hated it. Said it was boring. Won't let anyone read it to her after 2 readings. Artwork is so-so.Published 8 days ago by Mary M. Meiser
I bought this for my youngest child, and the second oldest loved it so I ordered another one. I own three of these books and plan to give out two more!Published 14 days ago by Amazon Customer
Nice way of explaining how we are all connected even when not together physically. Well done wording and illustrations for young children.Published 16 days ago by Heather A.
Sweet little book especially for children separated from parentsPublished 16 days ago by Lorraine Petro