Hilarious Hijinks with Her Royal Highness: Sir Princess Petra At It Again!
Melinda T. Falgoust
In a kingdom where onion-breath is a mark of knighthood and dragons serve as barbecue masters, why should a set of silly rules come as any great shock? Poor Princess Petra of the kingdom of Pen Pieyu is perfectly perturbed (and appears here to be awesomely alliterated after my morning cuppa. LOL!).
As Pen Pieyu's only Princess Knight, young Petra thought she had proven her skin was tougher than the average onion (The Pen Pieyu Adventures: Sir Princess Petra, Tate Publishing, 2012). However, this time her mother and father have had the court wizard conjure up another test for the spunky princess. Petra is peeved. After all, what quest could be MORE daunting and daring than besting a fearsome dragon named Snarls?
When the royal rule book is opened once again, however, it is far worse than Petra could have ever imagined. She must do something so awful...
...so loathsome that the very thought has her clanking in her pink-feathered armor. This time, she must do something...
Princess Petra must travel to the mysterious kingdom known as the Land of the Lost Donkeys. There she must aqcuire what every good Princess Knight needs - a talent. But, Petra has no time for knitting. She would rather spend her time doing knightly things such as besting her adversaries like the odd Dulce Crablips.
But, Petra discovers that if one is willing to look hard enough, things aren't always as bad as they seem. Everything...and everyone...can be useful. The trick is just to find out how.
In this funky fairy tale of medieval mayhem, Diane Mae Robinson has once again given readers a spunky main character driven by the need to be true to herself, even in the face of adversity. The delightful pencil sketches woven throughout the story capture the light-hearted whimsy of the story's crazy characters.
The simple text is readily accesible to beginning chapter book readers and is a laugh-out-loud tale of tenacity in a kingdom of quirky characters.
Diane Mae Robinson lives in a small hilltop castle nestled amongst a very old and magical forest. In this mystical forest, all the fantasy creatures one can imagine live and audition for parts in the author’s next book.
Diane 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, The Pen Pieyu Adventures: Sir Princess Petra , has won two prestigious awards: Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Emerging Artist Award, a Purple Dragonfly Book Award, and The Reader’s Choice Award.
The Pen Pieyu Adventures: Sir Princess Petra’s Talent (Tate Publishing, 2013), is the second book in this fantasy/adventure children’s chapter book series. Diane is currently writing book three.
Happy Reading! (Now, has anyone seen my toothbrush? I think I have onion breath.)