Thursday, January 23, 2014

Teachers Lesson Plan (Elementary Language Arts) Now Available From Award Winning Children's Book Author Diane Mae Robinson

Robinson’s multi-award winning work, ‘Sir Princess Petra', teaches children valuable life lessons through engaging fiction. A no-cost teacher’s lesson plan, developed by an elementary school teacher, about the book is now available. Students will listen, speak, read, write, view and represent to explore thoughts, ideas, feelings and experiences

Award winning Canadian author Diane Robinson has announced that a no-cost lesson plan is now available to teachers for her highly praised, multi-award winning children’s book, ‘Sir Princess Petra’.

‘Sir Princess Petra’, the first in the Pen Pieyu series, 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' 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 book. 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.

“In writing children’s literature,” Robinson stated, “I strive to engage the young reader in a fun and interesting way through the adventures of my characters. It is also important to me that the moral lessons about kindness, acceptance, understanding, and believing in oneself, are brought out through my character’s actions.”

The second book, '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."

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.

The no-charge lesson plan is available at Robinson’s website. Diane Mae Robinson is available for media interviews and can be reached using the information below or by email at 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 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, writing tutor 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

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Lesson plan link:'s_Lesson_Plan.pdf