FOR TEACHERS AND LIBRARIANS
Diane Mae Robinson is the recipient of six international writing awards and one prestigous provincial award for her fantasy adventure children’s chapter book series, The Pen Pieyu Adventures. The author has created a world full of delightful, zany characters, while embracing the traditional values of kindness, understanding, and acceptance of others to create a story with the humorous essence of Shrek.
Children will embrace Petra Longstride’s values through her actions and problem-solving skills when (in book one) she faces a nasty dragon, a bully, and a dueling prince who wants to take over her kingdom; when (in book two) she faces the challenges of attaining a talent certificate at Talent School and exploring unexplored lands; and when (in book three) she decides to forfeit an important personal mission to help out friends.
AWARDS For Sir Princess Petra – The Pen Pieyu Adventures (book 1)
2012 Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Emerging Artist Award (Literary Arts),medal and $10,000.00
2012 Purple Dragonfly Book Award in the Children's Chapter Book category, 2nd place
2013 Readers’ Favorite International Book Awards, Honorable Mention Grades K – 3rd category
2013 Sharp Write Book Award, 1st place, Children's Chapter Book
AWARDS for Sir Princess Petra’s Talent – The Pen Pieyu Adventures (book 2)
2014 Readers’ Favorite International Book Awards, Bronze medal Grades 4th – 6th category
2015 Children’s Literary Classics, Seal of Approval
2015 Purple Dragonfly Book Award, Honorable Mention, Chapter Books
2015 Children's Literary Classics, Silver Medal, Pre-teen/Tween Chapter Books, category
2015 Los Angeles Book Festival, Honorable Mention, Children's Books
AWARDS for Sir Princess Petra's Mission - The Pen Pieyu Adventures (book 3)
2016 Readers' Favorite International Book Award, Honorable Mention, Children's Adventure
Teacher’s Lesson Plan, Grade Level 4,
Sir Princess Petra – The Pen Pieyu Adventures (book one).
The author is available for school visits, library visits, and literary forums. An author visit can include: author talk, book reading, question and answer session, and book signing.
The author will also do online-interactive presentations. Please contact the author by email or with your specific requirements.
The University of Manitoba Book Reviews
“I highly recommend Sir Princess Petra for school, public, and personal library collections. Sir Princess Petra is an empowering story, a delightfully imaginative read and re-read, a tale that invites the reader on a fearless journey towards friendship and self-discovery.”
Author Anna del C. Dye for Readers Favorite
"It is well-conceived and nicely written for their age level. I would recommend it for elementary school children, their teachers and parents alike. Well done.'
Brenda Ballard for Readers Favorite
'This is a great book for elementary schools and public libraries. I would highly recommend this for gifts, regardless of the time of year.'
Midwest Book Review
"Sir Princess Petra: The Pen Pieyu Adventures" is a maverick fantasy, illustrated chapter book for tweens."
Sue Morris, Kid Lit Reviews
"Sir Princess Petra is one of those stories that will appeal to most everyone. It is charmingly funny."
Erik, This Kid Reviews Books
"I like this book because it has a great story line and a great message about believing in yourself. This book is an awesome beginning chapter book and a great read aloud."
Renee Hand, The Crypto-Capers Review
"Ms. Robinson has created an interesting and delightful tale about acceptance and understanding. Children will see how problems can be solved in different ways."
Elaine Ouston, Author "It is a fun story with a deep message. It is a story of belief in yourself, courage to face adversity to achieve what you want to be, and how kindness and understanding are better than brute force and fighting. The writing is lively and well executed."
Stacey Theis, Interviewer/Book Reviewer at Beachboundbooks
"Sir Princess Petra by Diane Mae Robinson is a charming story that teaches children that friendship and acceptance are often times your best weapon. . . This is a tale full of adventure and humor with a charismatic main character who has a lot of heart."
Ian S. Rutter, Author, Faeries of Birchover Wood
"What a wonderful story. You don't get many books that can teach qualities such as respect, friendship and trust. The author has a great gift at story telling, without telling you how or what you should do to learn the skills that the story teaches. This book is next to my copy of Aesop's Fables."
Darin Godby for Reader's Favorite
"Diane Mae Robinson delivers a very interesting and spell-binding book in "Sir Princess Petra."
This is a book of courage for every young boy or girl to not give up on their dreams and press on unhindered."
Anastacia Hawkins for Readers' Favorite
"Sir Princess Petra" is a delightful story. Ms. Robinson has created a fun and entertaining story that also teaches children the importance of kindness, courage, remaining true to yourself, and following your dreams no matter the obstacles that get in your way."
Reviewed by: John L. Hoh, Jr. Book Ideas.com
"Sometimes a kids book comes along that turns convention on its ear. This is one such book. The book also has messages of kindness and understanding winning out over brute force and fighting."
Reviewed by Stephanie Dagg for Readers' Favorite
"Although it is a fairy tale, there is substance to the story. At its heart is an unconventional heroine who constantly has to face up to the rules that everyone else accepts blindly. Petra does things her way and with panache. This is a bright and breezy book, buoyed up by its humor and general pleasantness."
Reviewed by Samantha Bates, The Book Corner
"This is a story of achievement and belief in yourself. Just because Petra is a girl this does not stop her from doing what is seen as a boy’s job. This is a powerful message to children and encourages them to follow what they believe in.There are many words in the story that stimulate discussion for younger readers, which helps them to develop their vocabulary."
Barbara Ann Majica Bamauthor.me
"Petra provides an outstanding role model for young boys and girls for she has many lessons of courage, friendship and character to teach them. She and the other quirky characters in this book possess a delightful sense of humor. Looking forward to reading more of The Pen Pieyu Adventures from this talented new author."