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SatchiSatchi and Little Star

by Donna Marie Seim
Illustrated by Susan Spellman

2011 NEBF Award
Honorable Mention

Satchi watches as a herd of eight wild horses trot past her gate! One little horse has a white star on his forehead. She yearns to have a horse of her very own. But, when she asks her mama and papa they both say, "Satchi, wild horses are meant to be wild."

Satchi decides that she will catch and tame, Little Star, all by herself. Join Satchi in her joys and trials as we follow her down the path that leads Satchi to what true friendship really is.

Inspired by the beautiful wild horses in the Caribbean and around the world, Donna weaves the story of a young girl, a wild horse, and how they touch each other's lives.

Susan Spellman's masterful illustrations capture the essence of a young girls' yearning, and emotions. She sweeps the reader away, with her colorful watercolor paintings, to the island world of Satchi and Little Star.

Readers' Comments

"A moving and beautifully illustrated story..."
     -Jay Bowen, President, Animal Rescue League of Boston

"A must read for every boy and girl who has ever yearned to own a wild animal."
     -Stephanie Human, Chairman, TCSPCA, Grand Turk Chapter.

About the Author

Donna Seim's inspiration for this story comes from her own love of wild horses. Donna's first picture book, Where's Simon, Sandy?, is an award-winning story, based on a true tale, about a donkey that wouldn't quit. Donna has also written an exciting novel for 8-12 year olds set in the Caribbean, Hurricane Mia. A graduate of the Ohio State University, Donna also holds a Masters Degree in Special Education from Lesley University. When Donna is not in the Caribbean, she lives in Newbury, Massachusetts with her husband, Martin, and her dog, Rags. You can visit Donna's Website at

About the Illustrator

Susan has illustrated previous books by Donna Seim, Where's Simon, Sandy? and Hurricane Mia. She has also illustrated many other books, including Pinky and Bubs' Stinky Night Out, and just recently, Oscar the Herring Gull. She has also illustrated for children's magazines and anthologies. You can see Susan's illustration work at and her fine art at

Ordering Information

ISBN: 978𢠫828236𤪛. Hardcover, full color pages, $19.95 / Children.

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