The Shimmering Secret

The Shimmering Secret

Hansen, Karla

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The Shimmering Secret sparkles with a delightful narrative and vibrant, full-color illustrations. Set in an ancient Chinese village, the tale provides a cross-cultural message of hope and transformation. The adventures of little Hu Mei (rhymes with You May) and Wang Fu (the village bully) lead youngsters of any age to the secret that lives within each and every one of us. The ageless struggle to understand human feelings and behavior is answered when the children discover there is a core goodness beyond measure, something that’s always resided within them. In a time of much violence and unrest, The Shimmering Secret comes along with the basic truth that innocents and bullies alike share the ‘secret’ to hope, joy, forgiveness, and transformation.

Owner fun fact: This is published by Bookpress Publishing here in West Des Moines, Iowa!

About the author: Karla Hansen holds a BS in education from Iowa State University and a Masters degree in Social Work from the University of Iowa. She is a licensed therapist at the Peace of Mind office in Clive, Iowa. Focusing on the ‘health’ in mental health, she guides individuals and families as they rediscover their own well being. The inspiration to write this magical tale came from inside a dainty porcelain bowl with a lid. When the author was 10 years old, she purchased the little bowl for a nickle at a white elephant sale. It reminds her of the sense of wonder that brings sparkle to a child’s eyes and can somehow, sometimes get lost on the path to adulthood.