Deanie Humphrys-Dunne

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Deanie Humphrys-Dunne is a Mom's Choice award-winning children's author who loves writing captivating books that teach children life lessons. She has 6 books published: "My Life at Sweetbrier, "Charlie the Horse," "Charlene the Star," "Charlene the Star and Hattie's Heroes," and "Charlene the Star and Bentley Bulldog." Her first book, Tails of Sweetbrier, has been replaced by the expanded version, "My Life at Sweetbrier".
"My Life at Sweetbrier" details Deanie's childhood on a horse farm. What if your single passion was to become a champion equestrian? But your parents were told you'd never walk. What happens next? Will a failed racehorse and a handicapped girl become a winning team? This true story will inspire your child to never give up o
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Tails of Sweetbrier

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Charlie the Horse

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Presenting a new video about Deanie Humphrys-Dunne's book, My Life at Sweetbrier. Horse lovers and people who enjoy stories when the underdog beats the odds will like the book. Take a peek to see some pictures from the book.
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Becoming A Winner (Children's Books)
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Description: Becoming a Winner! We follow Charlie the Horse as he leaves home to receive his education, and it’s great fun to hear his thoughts about his experiences. An older racehorse, The General, tells Charlie that it is important not to give up if he has a bad day. As Charlie learns about being a racehorse, he remembers those words often, and in the end, by working hard, he reaches his goal. With clear and relaxed writing, Deanie Humphrys-Dunne lets Charlie the Horse pass on this important message to his readers. Charlie learns through trial and error how to become a winning racehorse, and through his thoughts, his story inspires his readers to do their best and not let temporary setbacks discourage them. I look forward to joining Charlie and his family and friends for more adventures! Reviewed by Laurie Loveman Author of the Firehouse Family Novels Memories, The Quarry, The Farm Fires, Demise of the Horse Fairy
A Charming Story about Finding Your Talent and Working Hard to Achieve Your Dreams (Children's Books)
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Description: 5.0 out of 5 stars Charming Story about Finding Your Talent and Working Hard to Achieve Your Dreams, March 3, 2011 By Sherry Ellis - See all my reviews (VINE VOICE) This review is from: Charlene the Star (Paperback) Charlene is a beautiful red horse who was born into a family of outstanding racehorses. Her father, mother, and big brother are all champion racers. Charlene, however, discovers that racing just isn't her thing. Fortunately, her trainers see this, and offer a different path: she becomes a show horse, competing in jumping events. This suits her perfectly, and she becomes a champion. Charlene the Star is a lovely story that would appeal to kids age 7-12. The dialog between the animals is delightful. It's fun to be "inside" a horse's head to know what the animal is thinking. There is also a sweet friendship that develops between Charlene and a big dog named Elliott. Elliott proves to be a very supportive friend when Charlene needs him. The inherent message of the book is to find your talent and then work hard to develop it. This is a nice message that young kids need to hear. Charlene the Star is a enjoyable read, and one that I would recommend.
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There's a Kitty in the City by Susan Kinsey
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"There's a Kitty in the City" is an adorable book for preschoolers. It involves a kitty doing the cha-cha around the city. The rhyming verses are fun and engaging and the bright illustrations are lovely. I think young children will read the story ove ...more
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Sweetbriars by Hollie Anne Marsh
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A delightful, educational book for young readers
June 12, 2018
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I certainly enjoyed Hollie Anne Marsh's first book; Sweetbriars: Leaving in the City. It shares vivid descriptions of the characters and their horses. Readers will feel lik
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Clarence Henry the Hermit Crab by Janice Spina
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January 25, 2018
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Janice and John Spina are a great team. You won' t be disappointed in their latest book, Clarence Henry the Hermit Crab. When you first meet Clarence Henry, you'll see that he' shy because he doesn't have one of
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Jeffrey the Jittery Giraffe by Janice Spina
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5 stars Another delightful story by Janice Spina
May 29, 2017
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Jeffrey is a nervous young giraffe because he constantly remembers the day when he was born. There was a loud, scary thunderstorm that day so any
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Lucy the Talented Toy Terrier by Janice Spina
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5 stars Another cute book by Janice Spina
March 27, 2018
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I thoroughly enjoyed reading Janice Spina's new story about Lucy. It was great fun to learn about Lucy's personality and how she liked to spend her day. For example, Lucy lo
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Charlene the Star and Hattie's Heroes by Deanie Humphrys-Dunne
"This middle-grade chapter book focuses on the life of Charlene the Star, a jumping horse, and her animal friends. Charlene and two fellow horses, Ann and Blossom, have an interesting assortment of friends that come to live near the stables. Elliot..." Read more of this review »
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“You have the power to make your dreams come true so reach for them and don't accept anything less.”
Deanie Humphrys-Dunne, Tails of Sweetbrier

“Have you ever really wanted to be able to do something, but you came across a roadblock of some kind?
You have a difficult choice. I made that choice once and it changed my whole life, by giving me experiences I never would have had if I took the easy street and had not tried.”
Deanie Humphrys-Dunne, Tails of Sweetbrier

“She really is a shining star. Imagine how far she's come since she was on the farm in Ohio. She's our Cinderella horse.I can't wait to start riding again.Will my leg work as well as it did before the surgery. What if it doesn't work at all?”
Deanie Humphrys-Dunne, Tails of Sweetbrier

“Charlene's thoughts:
I'm next in the green jumper's Class. I thought I'd be in the red jumpers' class because of my red hair.”
Deanie Humphrys-Dunne

“Have you ever really wanted to be able to do something, but you came across a roadblock of some kind?
You have a difficult choice. I made that choice once and it changed my whole life, by giving me experiences I never would have had if I took the easy street and had not tried.”
Deanie Humphrys-Dunne, Tails of Sweetbrier

“She really is a shining star. Imagine how far she's come since she was on the farm in Ohio. She's our Cinderella horse.I can't wait to start riding again.Will my leg work as well as it did before the surgery. What if it doesn't work at all?”
Deanie Humphrys-Dunne, Tails of Sweetbrier

“I want to be the best race horse around when I grow up, Mama.
You can be, Charlie, as long as you are willing to try your best and not give up when you have a bad day.”
Deanie Humphrys-Dunne, Charlie the Horse

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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.”
Deanie Humphrys-Dunne, Charlene the Star

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Deanie Humphrys-Dunne You're welcome, Loretta. I just sent you a message! D


Loretta Hi Deanie. Thanks for the friend request. :)


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