The Magic In Metaphor: Empowering Children Through Healing Stories
by Harley Sears

About The Book

The Magic In Metaphor is a remarkable journey through the power of storytelling, crafted to touch the hearts and minds of young readers. This collection of 25 tales, each a metaphor for life's various challenges, is designed to foster emotional growth, resilience, and understanding in children. Characters like Archie the Puppy and Lyla the Ladybug become guides in a world where emotions and life lessons are gently explored, making it an invaluable tool for parents, teachers, and counselors.

It became an Amazon #1 New Release and #1 Best Seller in multiple categories and has been honored with numerous literary awards, including the Royal Dragonfly Book Award, The Golden Wizard Book Prize, The PenCraft Book Award, the Literary Titan Gold Book Award, the BookFest Book Award, and the Reader Views Reviewers Choice Award.

Critical reviews echo this sentiment. The BookLife Prize by Publishers Weekly praised the book for its overflowing originality and practically flawless execution. It was selected for their "BookLife Elite" collection distributed to public libraries across the U.S. and Canada. Feathered Quill highlighted the author's genuine concern for young people and talent for magical composition. Reader Views recommended it as an essential prevention or intervention resource for every parent, school, and counselor's library.

Awards & Honors

Harley Sears, Award-Winning Author, The Magic in Metaphor

Promotional Videos

"I'm very excited to hear about your new book." A lovely message from British actor Rohan Gotobed from Harry Potter.
The Magic In Metaphor was narrated by the talented voice actor Lauren Hodges. Available on Audible and iTunes.

Editorial Reviews

  • The Magic In Metaphor overflows with originality. Sears's execution is practically flawless.
    — The BookLife Prize by Publishers Weekly
  • His award-winning work shows a genuine concern for young people, and a talent for artful, indeed magical, composition.
    — Feathered Quill Book Reviews
  • 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!
    — The Golden Wizard Book Prize
  • 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.
    — Reader Views
  • Excellent parenting and teacher guide! I could have used this book as a kid!
    — Cynthia Kern OBrien, Best Selling Author
  • 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.
    — Readers' Favorite
  • A highly original and effective learning tool that is equally entertaining and educational.
    — Self-Publishing Review
  • An accessible set of children's shorts designed to stimulate thoughts and feelings on difficult and sensitive topics. A Red Ribbon Winner and highly recommended!
    — The Wishing Shelf Book Awards
  • Each story makes a nice addition to a bedtime routine.
    — IndieReader
  • An enchanting and heartwarming anthology of stories meticulously crafted to guide young children on their journey to understanding emotional intelligence.
    — Literary Titan

About The Author

Harley Sears is a nationally recognized hypnotherapist and award-winning author with 26 years of experience. His professional journey has included roles as a psychiatric technician at a pediatric hospital, a youth counselor at a home for boys, and a youth mentor for the Army National Guard. He currently offers video sessions to clients nationwide.

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