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Publisher:  Avid Readers Publishing Group ISBN-10:  1935105787 Type: 
Pages: 

100

Copyright:  2010 ISBN-13:  9781935105787
Fiction

Charlene the Star was born into a racing family. But what if she doesn't like racing? How will she show her trainers that he doesn't have the talent for it?
Will she become a model instead? Charlene's career path takes many twists and turns before she finds her place to shine.

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Here are some thoughts from Charlene the Star:
“I’ll bet that’s why Mama put the word “Star” in my
name. I have a feeling I’m going to be a star as a jumper.”




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IRRESISTIBLE FUN, EDUCATIONAL AND INSPIRING!
By Geraldine Ahearn "Author Geri Ahearn"

When Charlene was born, her mother taught her all about life, and how to live it with happiness and fulfillment. Although Charlene was as beautiful as her big brother, Charlie, they both looked different. Charlie and his mom had black hair, but Charlene had shiny red hair. Charlie had white stockings, but Charlene didn't. Charlene had a star on her forehead, but Charlie didn't. As Charlene grew older, she learned that everyone, including her family and friends may look different, but are all unique in their own special way. Born into a family of famous race-horses, Charlene was convinced to follow the footsteps of fame and success in the same path that her family took. However, at a young age, Charlene knew what direction she wanted to go, but it wasn't the same direction that her parents and Charlie took. It was easy for Charlene to follow her dream, but very difficult to confess to her family that racing wasn't her dream or talent, and that she found it boring. Charlene's dream wasn't the same dream that her mother had for her, but her mother was her best friend, and she didn't want to disappoint her. Charlene's mother and her brother taught her that she must attempt to try racing as a test to see how good she would be. Unlike Charlie, Charlene protested with temper tantrums, but fulfilled her duties to make a decision after trying, with respect to her family. Charlene complimented Charlie, Ann, and Blossom for their fine work at Sweetbrier racing stable, knowing her talent was right across the street. Almost everyone that Charlene knew wanted to be a famous racehorse, just like Charlie. But no-one knew that Charlene's talent was quite different, except Charlene, Eva, and Ted. One of the happiest days in Charlene's life was being moved to 'Jumping For Joy Farm.' She finally began to follow her dream to the road of success, but was also away from her family and friends. With Elliot as her companion and new frend, she no longer felt lonely, and was able to focus on her work. Why was Charlene doing crow hops and yawning, while she was supposed to be racing with Ann and Blossom? How did Charlie respond when Charlene told him that she was embarrassed that she was last at the finish line? How did Charlene do at her First Real Jump? I highly recommend this book to children, parents, and teachers. Deanie fills each page with motivation and inspiration. This easy to read children's book is delightful and educational as it teaches young children to reach for the stars, and follow their dreams. The author teaches the young reader how to follow the footsteps of a good role model, and the importance of doing your best, regardless of which career path you choose. More important, with time and patience, our talents will blossom in our special place in the world. Did Elliot's friendship and Mary's praise make Charlene feel proud? How did Charlene do at the Sterling Club? Was number thirteen a lucky number for Charlene? How did Charlene's goals and dreams differ from the dreams Charlie had at her age? Does Charlene become a champion? "CHARLENE THE STAR" is funny, heartwarming, and as entertaining as THE HORSE WHISPERER!
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Book Review of CHARLENE THE STAR by Deanie Humphrys-Dunne
January 23, 2011


We first meet Charlene and her mother shortly after Charlene’s birth on a horse farm. We see the world through Charlene’s eyes and watch her experiencing all of the “firsts” in her life, just as her young readers are. Being able to “hear” Charlene’s thoughts provides wonderful guidance for the friends she will make while reading this charming story.
CHARLENE THE STAR is a story everyone can identify with. I look forward to following the adventures of Charlene, her brother Charlie, and her friends. This is a first-class book for young readers!

Reviewed by Laurie Loveman
Author of the Firehouse Family Novels
Memories, The Quarry, The Farm Fires,
Demise of the Horse Fairy



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Charlene the Star and Bentley Bulldog

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