Books Loss, Heartbreak, and Coming of Age Picture Books Read-a-Latte Reading Themes

Love and Her Strings in Patrice Karst’s The Invisible String

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“Where does your string go?”

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Story by: Patrice Karst
Illustrated by: Geoff Stevenson
Published by: Dovorss and Company
Book borrowed from the library.
Book photo taken by me.

The story of The Invisible String is very short but delivers a very sweet message that “no one is ever alone.” While it does not directly talk about death and grief, The Invisible String gives its readers the reassurance that, even though you can’t physically be with someone you love, you are always connected to them. Such a thought is comforting especially to children who have a fear of being apart from someone they love. Moreover, the invisible string being talked about can stretch “anywhere and everywhere.”

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“Would it reach me even if I were a submarine captain deep in the ocean?” asked Jeremy. “Yes,” Mom said. “Even there.”

“Or a mountain-climber?”
“Even there.” 

“A ballerina in France?”
“Even there.”

“A jungle-explorer?”
“Even there.”

“How about an astronaut in space?”
“Yes, even there.”

It was noted on the jacket flap of the book that Patrice Karst is the founder of a non-profit organization called Just Love Project. Her other books include The Smile that Went Around the World, God Made Easy, and The Single Mother’s Survival Guide. To share your heartwarming stories with her, you may visit her website.

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Fats is the Assistant Manager for Circulation Services at the Wayne County Public Library in Wooster, Ohio. She considers herself a reader of all sorts, although she needs to work on her non-fiction reading. Fats likes a good mystery but is not too fond of thrillers. She takes book hoarding seriously and enjoys collecting bookmarks and tote bags. When she is not reading, Fats likes to shop pet apparel for her cat Penny (who absolutely loathes it).

2 comments on “Love and Her Strings in Patrice Karst’s The Invisible String

  1. I love this! I must look up the book and check out the author 🙂

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    • Fats Suela

      Hi Emily!! Glad you love this. It was my first time learning about this children’s author, too. Hope you find a copy! Thank you for stopping by!! =)

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