Charlene The Star by Deanie Humphrys-Dunne

Charlene The Star by Deanie Humphrys-Dunne.

Charlene the Star was born into a family of famous racehorses. Unlike her big brother, Charlie, Charlene decides she doesn’t like racing. How will she explain this to her mom? How does she show her trainers she doesn’t like racing? Will she become a model instead? Will Charlene discover her natural gift? Her career path takes many twists and turns before she finds her place to shine. You’ll love reading about Charlene’s adventures. She may surprise you with her unusual talent.

Charlene the Star is first in the series of Charlene the Star books. The others are Charlene the Star and Hattie’s Heroes and Charlene the Star and Bentley Bulldog. In addition, she wrote an award-winning children’s autobiography, Tails of Sweetbrier and a fictional story, Charlie the Horse. Her books have won a number of awards and recognitions. A Gold Medal Cover Award Winner.

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“What a delightful children’s book! Charlene is born into a family of famous race horses but right from the onset she is concerned about her ability to be a race horse. She is tentative when she mentions this to her mother who encourages Charlene to give it a try nonetheless. She has the opportunity to do just that with her two good friends Ann and Blossom. She quickly realizes that she can’t keep up to them and is disappointed in her performance. Thank goodness that Charlene is given the opportunity to excel in another area. Her trainer suggests that she be moved to Jumping for Joy Farm to see how she does with jumping hurdles instead of racing. Elliot, her canine friend helps reassure Charlene and encourages her in bettering her jumping talents.”

5 Star Review by Delores Ayotte: “Author Deanie Humphrys-Dunne utilizes a creative approach to her writing that will definitely appeal to her younger reading audience. The animals are able to communicate with each other which gives the children the opportunity to feel compassion for Charlene’s challenges. I enjoyed the questions at the end of the book. They are an additional educational experience sure to provide food for thought. This talented author also demonstrates the benefit of recognizing and accepting the fact that we have different talents. Great lesson to be learned in life. Lovely cover to the book too.”

Review by Rich Linville: “This is a wonderful story for both adults and children. It is told from the viewpoint of a horse named Charlene the Star. She decides that horse racing is not for her. What will she do?  Highly recommended.”

5 Star Review by HA: “Charlene the Star is adorable and endearing. The story is captivating for horse-mad children and it’s also a great book for a horse mad parent to share with their child. By having the animals tell the story, the author did a good job of bringing to life the animals’ feelings, which helps to teach children empathy and also general horse knowledge and care. The main message of the book was… be patient to find out your individual talents in order to reach your goals… told in an easy-to-understand way.”

Audio Book Review from Michelle: “What a truly wonderful story, I loved every second of it.”


Product Details:
Series: Charlene The Star (Book 1)Grade Level: 3-4
Paperback: 62 Pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; Revised Edition (February 9, 2017)
Language: English
Grade Level: 3-4
Animal Books
Horses (Children’s 8-14)

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About The Author: Deanie Humphrys-Dunne is a multi-award-winning children’s author of eight books: My Life at Sweetbrier–A Life Changed by Horses, Charlie the Horse, Charlene the Star, Charlene the Star and Hattie’s Heroes, Charlene the Star and Bentley Bulldog, A Tractor Named Wilbur and Un Tractor Llamado Wilbur and Wilbur’s new Home.. Many of her fictional books are beautifully illustrated by Holly Humphrys-Bajaj who also designed the covers for them. Wilbur’s new Home is wonderfully jointly illustrated by Holly Humphrys-Bajaj and Wanda L. Urabazo. The series of Charlene the Star books is told by the animal characters.

Deanie’s writing has earned the coveted Mom’s Choice Awards for My Life at Sweetbrier and A Tractor Named Wilbur. Charlene the Star and Hattie’s Heroes won the Reserve Champion Winnie Award at the Equus Film Festival in Children’s Fiction. In that same contest, My Life at Sweetbrier won the Winnie Award in Equine English Biography. Other accolades include the Titan Review Silver Medals, Readers Favorites silver medals, and New Apple Solo (Gold) Medal, among others.

Deanie believes the message that perseverance is the key to accomplishing amazing things and has made it her mission to share this message, one that can benefit every child. Through her inspiring, real life and fictional works, children learn that anything is possible when they refuse to give up on their dreams. Deanie knows from her own life experience that we can attain much more than we ever imagined possible by never quitting.

Deanie’s stories remind readers that tenacity is the key to success. She shares proof that obstacles can be overcome. With the goal of being a positive role model for generations of children, Deanie loves to write entertaining stories that emphasize values that build self-esteem and confidence in young readers. She works tirelessly to create stories that appeal to children in an engaging manner.

Deanie has been featured on several author websites including, and with authors JD Holiday and Annette Rochelle Aben.

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