Blog Tour Review and Giveaway: Sir Princess Petra’s Talent by Diane Mae Robinson


10-3-2013 11-14-14 PM Title: Sir Princess Petra’s Talent

Author: Diane Mae Robinson

Genre:  Children’s Fantasy

Publisher: Tate Publishing & Enterprises, LLC

Publication Date:  September 24, 2013


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 this silly knight nonsense of hers! 

But when the king writes a new rule in the royal rule book that requires her to attend Talent School and acquire a princess talent certificate or suffer the spell of the royal magician, Petra, reluctantly, agrees to go. But who could have guessed what Sir Princess Petra’s Talent would be?



I was given a copy of this book for an honest review.

This was the first time I’d read about Princess Petra but the beginning of the book has a prologue that gave background information and explained how Princess Petra became a knight; so, although I hadn’t read the first book, I had no problem getting caught up.

What an adventure! This would be a fun book to read aloud to children. The descriptions of all of the characters are colorful and would be good for helping children to use their imaginations. I especially liked the cute names of the characters and kingdoms.

There are also some age appropriate lessons in this book. Princess Petra is her own person. She does what she believes to be the right thing and doesn’t worry about what others think. She doesn’t want to be a princess, she wants to be a knight. When she goes to Talent School, she doesn’t pick a course that would be expected of a princess, she picks one that interests her even though she’s discouraged from doing so. On the other hand, her friend, who is a prince, decides he wants to learn to knit.

Sir Princess Petra’s Talent is a great book! It is available at Tate Publishing, Barnes & Noble, or Amazon.

About the Author
10-3-2013 11-12-02 PMDiane has a journalism diploma from the Schools of Montreal and an advanced diploma from the Institute of Children’s Literature. The author teaches acrylic and watercolor art to children, and is a tutor at the Creative Writing Institute. She also works full time at a dental office. 
The author’s first book in this series, Sir Princess Petra – The Pen Pieyu Adventures, has won two prestigious awards: Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Emerging Artist Award (literary arts) and a Purple Dragonfly Book Award. The book has been short-listed for two other awards. 

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7 thoughts on “Blog Tour Review and Giveaway: Sir Princess Petra’s Talent by Diane Mae Robinson

  1. Diane M. Robinson October 6, 2013 / 8:53 am

    Hi Dawn,

    Thank you for your wonderful review, and for participating in my blog tour. Your review is very insightful and pegs Petra to a tee. I’m so glad you enjoyed the book.


    • sleepygirl2 October 6, 2013 / 9:06 am

      Thanks for your feedback. It’s nice to know that authors read and appreciate my reviews. I really did enjoy the book and am looking forward to reading it to my grandchildren (when I have them).


  2. KidLitReviews October 6, 2013 / 3:17 pm

    What an enthusiastic review! I love it. I am so glad you liked the book. It is shaping up to be a great series.
    I think it is terrific that Diane has commented on every blog post. In all the tours I have participated in, not on author has done this. Not one author has commented on my review and many were publisher arranged and sponsored. You’d think they’d tell/advise the author to check out the blogs.
    Anyway, I love your header. I love the way the books and the words work so well together. Great Idea! Thanks for taking part in the tour. I appreciate it.


    • sleepygirl2 October 6, 2013 / 3:40 pm

      I just started participating in blog tours and I think it’s interesting how different they are. On some I don’t hear from the author or the organizer and on others I hear from both, which I appreciate. I think it’s important for the authors to comment. To me, the more involved they are, the more interest they’ll generate in their books.
      I’m glad you like my post! I probably spend more time on them than I should sometimes but I enjoy it.


    • Diane M. Robinson October 6, 2013 / 7:37 pm

      And thank you again, Sue, for stopping by and commenting. I appreciate it.

      Yes, and I agree that Dawn has done a wonderful job on the post and review.


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