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Charlie dreamed of becoming a famous racehorse like his dad, Charles the Great. Will he have the talent to succeed when he leaves for training at Sweetbrier Racing Stable? What will he do if he’s tired and doesn’t feeling like running? What happens when he faces challenges on the race track? Your child will love Charlie's adorable adventure. He tells the story himself.
Few are born with the innate skills and intelligence necessary to achieve success effortlessly in life. The rest of us have to work at it. Only through perseverance and determination are we able to achieve our goals in life. When all is said and done, that is the “message” to be found in Charlie the Horse.
Leaving home is the least of Charlie’s concerns. Overcoming his fears in preparing for the races into which he is entered present far greater challenges. Another horse by the name of The General—a mentor of sorts—guides Charlie, encouraging him never to give up, regardless of what life throws at him. This lesson, above all, is probably one of the most important “takeaways” a child can derive from reading this book (not that more than a few adults might benefit as well!). That the story is about a horse only enhances the book’s value for young readers, as do the beautiful illustrations by Holly Humphrys-Bajaj.
Five STARS all the way.
Deanie Humphrys-Dunne is an award-winning children's author of six books: My Life at Sweetbrier, Charlie the Horse, Charlene the Star, Charlene the Star and Hattie's Heroes, Charlene the Star and Bentley Bulldog and Tails of Sweetbrier. Each of her books shares positive messages for children highlighting perseverance, setting goals, friendship, teamwork and helping others. Deanie's fictional books are beautifully illustrated by her sister, Holly Humphrys-Bajaj.
Deanie's books have won a number of awards and recognition including: The Feathered Quill Award silver medal, The Purple Dragonfly Award honorable mention, The CLIPPA finalist, The Reader's Favorite Silver Medal and the New Apple Award solo (gold) medal.
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