The Invisible Web: A Story Celebrating Love and Universal Connection (The Invisible String)

by Patrice Karst (Author) Joanne Lew-Vriethoff (Illustrator)

The Invisible Web: A Story Celebrating Love and Universal Connection (The Invisible String)
Reading Level: 2nd − 3rd Grade

From the author of the picture book phenomenon The Invisible String, which has sold half a million copies to date, comes a moving companion title about our connections to each other, to the world, and to the universe.  All of our strings to one another are interconnected in The Invisible Web.

It breathes as we breathe, pulsating all over our Earth, the single heartbeat of life and love. And do you know what that makes us all? One Very Big Family! This uplifting inspirational title for all ages puts the concept of six degrees of separation into a new context that urges readers to recognize, respect, and celebrate their infinite, unbreakable bonds with the entire human family. 

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Kirkus Reviews

Hopelessly tangled. 


Throughout, the characters and artwork are encircled by a red string carried in the beak of a robin. Peace and kindness are worthy ideals, and the book will find an audience with fans of this author.

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Praise for The Invisible String:

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. —-United Way (Life Lessons for Little Ones)

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

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 we love through The Invisible String. —-The National Association of School Psychologists

A wonderful storybook for children experiencing separation anxiety. —-Today's Parent

The message of The Invisible String resonates with children and adults alike.... The two ends of the treasured Invisible String are families and schools. This String, reinforced on each side, buoys students with love, guidance, direction. But when one end weakens, the entire String falters.... When we need support, reassurance, or simply a kindred spirit, just give the String a tug and someone will tug back. This is powerful, and will keep your child on track through...his or her education journey. —-Carmen Fariña, Former Chancellor, NYC Department of Education
Patrice Karst

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

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

Lexile Measure
Guided Reading Level
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication date
April 20, 2020
The Invisible String
BISAC categories
JUV039060 - Juvenile Fiction | Social Themes | Friendship
JUV039050 - Juvenile Fiction | Social Themes | Emotions & Feelings
JUV039220 - Juvenile Fiction | Social Themes | Values & Virtues
JUV013000 - Juvenile Fiction | Family | General
JUV026000 - Juvenile Fiction | Love & Romance
JUV046000 - Juvenile Fiction | Visionary & Metaphysical
Library of Congress categories
Interpersonal relations
Belonging (Social psychology)

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