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Paperback Details
  • 05/2023
  • 979-8393868291 B0C5PG8YGF
  • 190 pages
  • $12.99
Ebook Details
  • 06/2023
  • B0C8F2GJVD
  • 192 pages
  • $9.99
Audio Details
  • 08/2023
  • B0CFNCBNVM
  • 190 pages
  • $14.99
Harley Sears
Author
The Magic In Metaphor: Empowering Children Through Healing Stories
Harley Sears, author

Adult; Self-Help, Sex & Relationships, Psychology, Philosophy, Fashion; (Market)

πŸ† Winner of the Royal Dragonfly Book Award (First Place), The Golden Wizard Book Prize, the PenCraft Book Award, The BookFest Book Award, and the Literary Titan Golden Book Award.

The Magic In Metaphor is a heartwarming collection of 25 tales designed to nurture emotional growth and resilience in young readers. Each story introduces endearing characters who navigate life's challenges, fostering fundamental values like courage, empathy, and understanding.

From Archie, the lovable puppy overcoming his first-day anxiety at Doggie Daycare, to Cally, the caterpillar bracing for her transformative journey into a butterfly, each narrative serves as a metaphor for real-life experiences, helping children navigate their own emotional landscapes.

Beyond the compelling narratives, this book provides a unique blend of therapeutic value, offering detailed insight into each story, suggested activities for children, and highlighted activities for parents, teachers, and counselors to engage with children.

The Magic In Metaphor is more than a collection of tales; it's a comprehensive guide that equips adults with the tools to foster emotional intelligence, personal growth, and emotional expression in children.

Plot/Idea: 9 out of 10
Originality: 9 out of 10
Prose: 9 out of 10
Character/Execution: 9 out of 10
Overall: 9.00 out of 10

Assessment:

Plot/Idea: This is a creative, eloquent book that transforms the concept of children's stories into usable, healing life lessons for younger readers. Sears offers 25 powerful tales, each centered on weighty themes and accompanied by a detailed explanation of the story's lessons, as well as questions for further discussion and recommended activities to build on the story's premise. The end result is a credible and purposeful resource for children and their adult readers.

Prose: Sears balances writing on a children's comprehension level with providing text and resources geared toward adults; despite this significant challenge, the text is an ideal fit for both audiences.

Originality: The Magic In Metaphor overflows with originality. Each story, character, conflict, and emotion was obviously crafted with a great deal of thought and imagination, and Sears ensured individual story plots perfectly match themes and built-in lessons for additional reflection. The added section at the end for adult caretakers, parents, teachers, and others is a special, considerate touch. 

Character/Execution: Sears's execution is practically flawless. The book is well-organized, methodical, and inspiring, though a subtitle may offer readers more specific information on the guide's purpose.   

Date Submitted: October 04, 2023

Reviews
Feathered Quill Book Reviews

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"His award-winning work shows a genuine concern for young people, and a talent for artful, indeed magical, composition."

IndieReader

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"Sears presents fictional situations and conversation starter lessons to help caregivers address very young children’s fears and insecurities. Each story makes a nice addition to a bedtime routine."

Literary Titan

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"An enchanting and heartwarming anthology of stories meticulously crafted to guide young children on their journey to understanding emotional intelligence."

Reader Views

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"If there is one prevention or intervention book to have in every school, counselor’s office, or parent’s library, it should be The Magic In Metaphor by Harley Sears."

Readers' Favorite

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"Harley Sears' book is a helpful resource that aims to foster children's emotional well-being and personal growth by mirroring real-life situations and providing tools to cope."

Self-Publishing Review

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"A highly original and effective learning tool that is equally entertaining and educational."

The Golden Wizard Book Prize

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"I am a firm believer that children's literature has the power to change lives, and that's exactly what this magical read will do! It is a masterpiece!"

News
02/08/2024
Author Signing Event Benefits Little Green Libraries

Kansas City author Harley Sears will join Story Monsters & Friends at Barnes & Noble for this in-store signing event featuring 23 authors from around the country.

02/17/2024
Harley Sears Book Signing at Barnes & Noble

Harley Sears joins Story Monsters & Friends for this all-day event at Barnes & Noble (Chandler, Arizona). Be sure to stop by, pick up a book, and help support Story Monsters Little Green Libraries.

01/09/2024
Kansas City Author Celebrates Multiple Awards

In a remarkable testament to the power of storytelling, Harley Sears’ debut book, " The Magic In Metaphor: Empowering Children Through Healing Stories,” has garnered significant acclaim and numerous awards in the literary community.

06/09/2023
Leawood hypnotherapist Harley Sears pens book of β€˜magic metaphors’

Leawood hypnotherapist Harley Sears has taken pen to paper in the hopes of helping children and parents overcome mental health struggles together.Sears, a hypnotherapist practicing in Leawood’s Park Place, released his new psychology book, “The Magic In Metaphor: Empowering Children Through Healing Stories” this spring.

11/06/2023
Storytelling Heals, Teaches, and Inspires

My recent interview with Literary Titan delves into the heart of storytelling and its healing powers in “The Magic in Metaphor.” We talked about how the book aims to help children navigate the emotional complexities of today’s world through stories that teach courage, empathy, and understanding.

Formats
Paperback Details
  • 05/2023
  • 979-8393868291 B0C5PG8YGF
  • 190 pages
  • $12.99
Ebook Details
  • 06/2023
  • B0C8F2GJVD
  • 192 pages
  • $9.99
Audio Details
  • 08/2023
  • B0CFNCBNVM
  • 190 pages
  • $14.99
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