Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Award-Winning Children's Book Author Diane Mae Robinson's 'Sir Princess Petra's Talent' Receives Silver Medal In Children's Literary Classics Awards

Robinson’s multi-award winning books, ‘Sir Princess Petra', and the second book in the series, 'Sir Princess Petra's Talent', teach children valuable life lessons through engaging fiction

Award-winning children's book author Diane Mae Robinson has announced that 'Sir Princess Petra's Talent' has been awarded a Silver Medal in the Children's Literary Classics Book Awards in the pre-teen, tween category. The award is given for those books which uphold the rigorous criteria set forth by the Children's Literary Classics review committee, a team comprised of individuals with backgrounds in publishing, editing, writing, illustration and graphic design. CLC is an organization dedicated to promoting excellence in literature with the goal to help readers select the finest books available.

"I am very honored that 'Sir Princess Petra’s Talent' was chosen as a silver medalist for such a prestigious award as the Literary Classics," Robinson stated.

This is the 6th International award for the multi-award winning children’s chapter book series, 'The Pen Pieyu Adventures'. 'Sir Princess Petra', the first book in the series, also received the prestigious provincial award,  The  Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Emerging Artist Award (literary arts). It also took the First Place Award for children's books in the 2013 Sharp Writ Book Awards. 'Sir Princess Petra's Talent', the second book in the series, took the Bronze Medal in the 2014 Reader's Favorite International Book Awards in the grades 4 to 6 category.

Robinson 's highly praised, multi-award winning children’s book, ‘Sir Princess Petra’, the first in The Pen Pieyu Adventures series, has been labeled by reviewers as ‘a fantasy adventure that is sure to become a timeless classic.’ The Pen Pieyu Adventure series is written in the tradition of C. S. Lewis and is reminiscent of ‘Shrek’.

'Sir Princess Petra' has garnered multiple 5 star reviews and high praise from reviewers:

“A maverick fantasy, packed with plot twists and turns, brilliant flashes of humor, and originality.” James A. Cox, Editor-in-chief, Midwest Book Review

“Sometimes a kid’s book comes along that turns convention on its ear. This is one such book.” John L. Hoh Jr., Book Ideas. com

“Distinctly quirky and uniquely interesting--I really feel this book is a gem.” Renee Cormier, Mother Daughter Book Reviews

“A delightfully imaginative read, a tale that invites readers on a fearless journey towards friendship and self-discovery.” The University of Manitoba Book Review

“A fantasy tale with substance--this is a bright and breezy book, buoyed up by its humor.” Stephanie Dagg, Readers’ Favorite

“Imaginative, creative, every child deserves to read this book.”  Olivia Dsouza, Readers’ Favorite

‘Sir Princess Petra’s Talent’ has also received multiple 5 stars and high praise from reviewers:

“A book we want to define as a graceful masterpiece in children’s literature.” Advices Books

“Sir Princess Petra’s Talent is written with brilliant imagination intertwined with wonderful humor!”  Sharee, Sharee’s Sentiments

“Sir Princess Petra’s Talent is quite simply, wonderful.” Jack Magnus, Readers’ Favorite

“This is a wonderful, fast-paced story full of humor and profound messages.” Alinka Rutkowska, Award Winning Children’s Author

“Diane Mae Robinson has done it again—captivating, light-hearted, a whimsical fantasy.” Mark Simon Smith, Children’s Book Author

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 fantasy tales.

The third book in the series, 'Sir Princess Petra’s Mission – The Pen Pieyu Adventures', is scheduled for release in December of 2015.

Diane Mae Robinson is available for media interviews and can be reached using the information below or by email at robinsondiana1193@yahoo.com. More information, including reviews, information for teachers and librarians, a downloadable lesson plan and a special children’s section is available at her website at http://www.dragonsbook.com. Both books are currently available from Amazon and Barnes and Noble.

About Diane Mae Robinson:

Diane lives in a small hilltop castle in central Alberta, Canada amongst an old and magical 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.

The author has a journalism diploma from the Schools of Montreal, and an advanced diploma from the Institute of Children's Literature in Connecticut. Diane is also an artist, art teacher, writing instructor at the Creative Writing Institute, and a children’s book editor.


Diane Mae Robinson