An Invisible Thread

A Young Readers' Edition

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About The Book

From New York Times bestselling authors Laura Schroff and Alex Tresniowski comes the young readers edition of an unbelievable memoir about an unlikely friendship that forever changed the lives of a busy sales executive and a homeless eleven-year-old boy.

On one rainy afternoon, on a crowded New York City street corner, eleven-year-old Maurice met Laura. Maurice asked Laura for spare change because he was hungry, and something made Laura stop and ask Maurice if she could take him to lunch.

Maurice and Laura went to lunch together, and also bought ice cream cones and played video games. It was the beginning of an unlikely and magical friendship that changed both of their lives forever.

An Invisible Thread is the true story of the bond between an eleven-year-old boy and a busy sales executive; a heartwarming journey of hope, kindness, adventure, and love—and the power of fate to help us find our way.

About The Authors

© Jennifer Tonetti Spellman

Laura Schroff is a former advertising executive who helped launch three of the most successful start-ups in Time Inc. history—InStyleTeen People, and People StyleWatch. Schroff has also worked as the New York Division Manager at People magazine and as Associate Publisher at Brides magazine. She lives in Westchester, New York.

Photograph by Lorraine Stundis

Alex Tresniowski is a former human-interest writer at People and the bestselling author of several books, most notably The Vendetta, which was purchased by Universal Studios and used as a basis for the movie Public Enemies. His other titles include An Invisible ThreadWaking Up in Heaven, and The Light Between Us.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (May 2019)
  • Length: 224 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781534437296
  • Grades: 5 and up
  • Ages: 10 - 99

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Raves and Reviews

“The lifelong lessons you learn challenge you to be a better you. I think it should be required reading for middle schoolers, we could all learn a lesson from Laura and Maurice’s relationship.” –Clare Goldshool, twelve-years-old, 7th grade

“[An Invisible Thread] shows you can overcome difficult obstacles.” –Grace Goldsholl, nine-years-old, 4th grade

“I felt happy, nervous and excited for Maurice at times while reading it. This book taught me about kindness, thoughtfulness and selflessness.–Juliet Jackson, ten-years-old, fifth grade

“I particularly liked how Maurice was so confident and positive. It made me realize how lucky me and my friends are and how easy our life is.” –Dashiell Lubsen, nine-years-old, 3rd grade

“I felt like Maurice and Laura were there with me sharing their story and special friendship. I learned that even when things seem hopeless, there are people who really care and will help.”—Ella Michalisin, ten-years-old, 5th grade

“We should all help each other more. I think Maurice and Laura are great role models.” –Liam Michalisin, twelve-years-old, 7th grade

“In Laura’s situation, she was able to help change Maurice’s life by being kind and this is amazing.”—Calli Reid, eleven-years-old, 6th grade

[An Invisible Thread] taught me to treat people with respect and with kindness. After reading this book I will now be more grateful for the things and family I love.” –Lila Smith, eight and a half years old, 3rd grade

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