The Invisible Leash

A Story Celebrating Love After the Loss of a Pet

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By Patrice Karst

Illustrated by Joanne Lew-Vriethoff

Read by Patrice Karst

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From the author of the book phenomenon The Invisible String comes a moving companion title about coping with grief when a pet dies.

"When our pets aren't with us anymore, an Invisible Leash connects our hearts to each other. Forever." That's what Zack's friend Emily tells him after his dog dies. Zack doesn't believe it. He only believes in what he can see. But on an enlightening journey through their neighborhood—and through his grief—he comes to feel the comforting tug of the Invisible Leash. And it feels like love.

Bestselling author Patrice Karst's gentle story uses the same bonding technique from her classic book The Invisible String to help listeners through the experience of the loss of a beloved animal.

"A unique way of helping readers cope. I highly recommend this book be available in shelters, pet stores, veterinary clinics, and grief counseling meetings."―Stacy Dietrich, RVT, BOE, veterinarian

"A truly wondrous book for all ages [that offers] much love and reassurance that…the love between yourself and your animals creates a bond that can never be broken."―Carrie Ball, Pet Bereavement Support Network

"An empathy-driven resource for children reckoning with the loss of a pet."―Publishers Weekly

"The stages of grief are clearly written and illustratedhelpful for grieving children."―Kirkus Reviews

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 PetThe Invisible Web: An Invisible String Story Celebrating Love and Our Universal ConnectionYou Are Never Alone: An Invisible String LullabyThe 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.

On Sale
Dec 3, 2019
Publisher
Hachette Audio
ISBN-13
9781549128035

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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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