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From New York Times best-selling authors Laura Schroff and Alex Tresniowski comes the young listeners' edition of an unbelievable memoir about an unlikely friendship that forever changed the lives of a busy sales executive and a hungry 11-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 11-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.

©2011 Laura Schroff and Alex Tresniowski (P)2019 Tantor

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Wonderful story

I loved the book and thought the narrator did a great job. This is a great book to read or listen to with the young people in your life. The book is interesting enough to keep an adult interested but also one that can be listened to with children of the age of 8 to 13 or so. Each adult would have to make the decision about the age of the children who will be listening with you. There is nothing in the book that would be inappropriate for any age child, but I think the decision about the age of the child is mostly about a child's ability to focus enough to take in the very good lessons the book has to teach. I do hope if you have children from the age of 8 or so they will find the book meaningful and enjoyable. I have great grand children who listened with me from 8 tob13 and they all enjoyed it and really got into our discussions when the book was finished.



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Everyone needs to read a book like this once in a while. It is a reminder that we as humans are capable of being good to one another. From the first page, you cant help but care for the boy featured in the story. Unfortunately there really are kids who live like this... their parents are no longer capable of caring for them, they don't have enough to eat and they are forced to beg on the street. it is a reminder that the most common form of child abuse is neglect and our instincts tell us to help these kids out, but how can we? This author made a decision to help one kid and what a difference it made. It reminds me of the story of the kid who sees a beach full of starfish dieing in the sun, needing water and he throws one back in the water. and his sister says Why bother? What difference can it make to throw one back? And he says, well, it made a difference to that one.

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a great read!

I enjoyed this story about the kindness shown to a young, poor boy named Maurice on the streets of New York City by a woman named Laura.

I was thrown at first but the third person narration since it was a true story, but I think it was well written and definitely appropriate for middle and high school readers. I enjoyed learning about how their friendship grew. Maurice learned important lessons from Laura as he got older. Her impact, which started with a simple meal at McDonalds, was inspiring and thought provoking about how one simple act can make all the difference in a person's life.

There are references to the "sickness" that Maurice's mother suffered from, which was addiction, but there are no explicit details of drug use or inappropriate scenes. This would be something I'd say could be used in a classroom to teach or on a classroom library.

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great read for today's climate

This is a great book to get the conversation going between people who come feom different backgrounds. I could relate to Maurice based on experiences from my own childhood. I could also relate to Laura based on my experiences as an adult. Great story !