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The Secret World of Delia and Mingli

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An Adorable Children's Book About Conquering Our Fears That Speaks to the Child in Us All

Learning to conquer our fears is never easy. It requires guts, confidence, and the innate knowledge that we are on the right path.


In the new children's book, The Secret World of Delia and Mingli, by Harley West, seven-year-old Delia's newest toy is a stuffed elephant named Mingli. Plagued by bad dreams, she is unable to sleep. Opening her eyes, Delia discovers that Mingli has come to life. He tells her that the only way to make the nightmares disappear is to go to the land of Imagine Nation and receive a crown from King Jesper and Queen Freya. Only then will she be able to have a good night's sleep. On the journey to meet the King and Queen, they will encounter creatures they never expected and learn about friendship, courage, and looking beyond first impressions.


This book is utterly adorable. Delia is a relatable little girl that I am sure will resonate well with young readers. The imagery and language are absolutely perfect for the world that exists within the book. it's the kind of book that I wish I had read at that age. What struck me as an adult is that though the message is targeted toward children, the lesson is timeless and ageless.



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Harley is a stay at home mom who sometimes needs an escape from reality. Harley loves writing and reading children's books. She writes stories about friendship, kindness and strength. Her children are the inspiration for her stories. Harley has two teenage daughters and one preschool age son. view profile

Published on March 01, 2021

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