The Invisible String Backpack

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By Patrice Karst

Illustrated by Joanne Lew-Vriethoff

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This companion book to The Invisible String—which has sold 1.5 million copies to date—offers a complete socio-emotional toolkit for back-to-school—and your whole life!

It’s Mila’s first day of school, but mixed with excitement is worry. What if she can’t find her classroom? What if no one likes her? What if she’s too nervous to speak up? With a little advice from her brother, she learns that she has everything she needs right in her Invisible Backpack: an Invisible Microphone to help her find her voice, an Invisible Flashlight for when she’s feeling lost, an Invisible Net to catch her if she falls, and much more. Her pack is bottomless! The Invisible String is the very first thing that she puts in her pack—and each time she uses it, it gets bigger and better.

Patrice Karst, the bestselling author of the modern classic The Invisible String, gives readers the tools to confront every obstacle by teaching them to always hold onto their inner strength, to put on their Invisible Wings…and fly.

Read all the books in The Invisible String series:
The Invisible String Backpack: Your very own tool kit for school—and life!
The Invisible String Workbook: Creative Activities to Comfort, Calm, and Connect
The Invisible Leash: An Invisible String Story About the Loss of a Pet​
The Invisible Web: An Invisible String Story Celebrating Love and Universal Connection
You Are Never Alone: An Invisible String Lullaby

  • "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
  • "The Invisible Backpack is a wonderful coping tool for a child to feel supported from home."
    Story Monsters Inc.
  • 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 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 Web:

    "Karst's text...offers a useful message about the importance of world harmony." —Booklist
     

On Sale
Jul 11, 2023
Page Count
32 pages
ISBN-13
9780316402286

Storytime Kit

LBYR - First page of 'The Invisible String' Books storytime kit
Picture of Patrice Karst smiling and standing in a field.

Patrice Karst

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 String BackpackThe 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 http://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.

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Joanne-Lew-Vriethoff

Joanne Lew-Vriethoff

About the Illustrator

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 joannelewvriethoff.com.

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