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Supply, NC, United States, 2013/10/02 - Robinson received the Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Emerging Artists Award for Children's Book Author and took 2nd Place in the Purple Dragonfly Book Awards for 'Sir Princess Petra', the first book in the series - DragonsBook.com.
Award winning Canadian author Diane Robinson has announced the release of 'Sir Princess Petra's Talent', the second book in 'The Pen Pieyu Adventures' series of children's books. In the new book, Sir Princess Petra has already proven she is a kind and noble knight. This, however, does not please the king and queen--they want her to behave like a princess and forget all that silly knight nonsense of hers.
“I wrote book two in this series," Robinson stated,"for followers who fell in love with Sir Princess Petra in book one. Sir Princess Petra is a fun character to write about. She is a compassionate and brave heroine who believes that life is about accepting others for who they are, about being kind, and about accomplishing what she sets out to do.”
Ms. Robinson also announced that 'Sir Princess Petra' took an Honorable Mention award in the 2013 Readers' Favorite International Awards for Children Grade K - 3rd. This adds to the long list of awards for 'Sir Princess Petra'. Robinson was honored with two major awards for the first work. She was awarded the Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Emerging Artists Award for Children’s Book Author and took 2nd place in the Purple Dragonfly Book awards for Children’s Chapter Book.
‘Sir Princess Petra’ features surprising plot twists and turns, brilliant flashes of humor, zany characters and is rooted in timeless values that shine through the charismatic main character. It is written in the tradition of C. S. Lewis and is reminiscent of ‘Shrek’. Reviewers have labeled the award winning book a ‘fantasy adventure that is sure to become a timeless classic.’
'Sir Princess Petra's Talent' has already received a number of very favorable reviews. A recent review on Goodreads stated,'This is a book that should be in lots of classrooms. I think it is a good book to help children understand that everything is not as it first seems.' Another reviewer stated,'Cloaked in a fantasy work of knights, kings, and dragons that will engulf children into the story, the moral lessons imparted are refreshingly neither preachy nor boring. Petra’s breath of fresh air personality makes her an exceptional role model for children to admire and to imitate in the real situations of fear, new people, challenges, and goals in their own lives."
"Readers will enjoy book two," Robinson continued,"because of the spunky character Petra is as she finds adventures everywhere, even while seeking out her talent. Her endearing sidekick, Snarls the dragon, is also back to ensure that the adventures are humorous as they come across some most unusual situations and zany characters."
While dragon books are one of the most popular segments of fantasy fiction and children’s books in today's marketplace, in these fantasy fiction books, Robinson uses the dragon books concept as the background to teaching young people traditional values. Ms. Robinson's highly praised work demonstrates that dragon books can be something much more than dragon books.
Diane Mae Robinson is available for media interviews and can be reached using the information below or by email at robinsond[.]mscnet.ca. More information, including reviews, information for teachers and librarians and a special children’s section is available at her website. Both books are currently available from Amazon and Barnes and Noble.
About Diane Mae Robinson
Diane Mae Robinson (dragonsbook.com) has a journalism diploma from the Schools of Montreal, and an advanced diploma from the Institute of Children's Literature in Connecticut. She is also an artist, and teaches acrylic and watercolor art to children. She lives with her husband, Allen, in a small hilltop castle near St. Paul, Alberta. They have four dogs and three horses, along with a forest inhabited by gnomes, fairies, a princess, and a dragon. This magical forest is where Diane creates her characters and gets the inspiration for her stories.