Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Award Winning Author Diane Mae Robinson Releases New Children’s Book, 'Sir Princess Petra'

Written in the tradition of C. S. Lewis and reminiscent of 'Shrek', reviewers have labeled the award winning book a 'fantasy adventure that is sure to become a timeless classic.'

Canadian author Diane Mae Robinson has released her latest children's book, 'Sir Princess Petra'. 'Sir Princess Petra’, the first book in the Pen Pieyu adventures, 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.

The book has received a number of high-level book awards including second place in Purple Dragonfly Book Awards for Children's Chapter Book, and was awarded 5 stars by Readers Favorite. Robinson was awarded the Lieutenant Governor Of Alberta Arts Emerging Artists Awards for Children's Book Author and was recently chosen as a finalist for '50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading'.

Robinson believes that "by instilling kindness, understanding, and respect in our children, they will be able to make their difficult situations easier and accomplish what they set out to do in a better way."

"Dragon books," stated Ms. Robinson, "have always been a passion of mine. Including a dragon as a secondary character in my fantasy/adventure series just seemed natural."

Dragon books are one of the most popular segments of fantasy fiction and children's books in today's marketplace. Here, in this fantasy fiction work, Robinson uses the dragon books concept as the background to teaching young people traditional values. In the story line, Princess Petra’s unusual birthday request to become a royal knight sends the royal court into a frenzy. But when she agrees to undertake a knight’s quest, not even the royal rulebook, with its list of outrageous knight deeds, can dissuade her. Armed with a cake knife and a suit of the best royal pots and pans, Petra chooses to hush the howling dragon, Snarls, in the Forest of Doom and win her real armour. Ms. Robinson's highly praised work demonstrates that dragon books can be something much more than dragon books.

"Snarls is a dragon," continued Robinson, "that every reader will love: he is witty, comical, and endearing.  He may even set a new standard for dragons in dragon books."

Ms 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. 'Sir Princess Petra' is available from Amazon, Barnes and Noble and Tate Publishing.

About Diane Mae Robinson:

Diane Mae Robinson 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.


Diane Mae Robinson