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Sir Princess Petra

(The Pen Pieyu Adventures #1)

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4.51  ·  Rating details ·  63 ratings  ·  32 reviews
Book #1 in the Ten-Time International Winning Fantasy Series For Kids.

Join Sir Princess Petra and her funny dragon steed, Snarls, on their zany adventures in this humorous fantasy series for kids . These multi-award winning dragon stories for kids 7 - 11 years are sure to entertain.

“I have thought hard and for many passing moons. Jewels, frocks of lace, and princess games
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Paperback, 2nd edition, revised, 110 pages
Published September 8th 2017 by Diane Mae Robinson Ink (first published January 17th 2012)
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Julie Grasso
Apr 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Here begins the tale of Petra on the Ninth day of the Ninth month of her Ninth year. She announces to her parents, the king and queen of Pen Pieyu that she wants to be a knight.

They consult the royal rule book and much to her parents dismay, they cannot find a reason that Petra cannot be a knight.

But knighthood doesn't come easy, just because you are a princess. Petra must face one of three challenges, like every other knight to prove her mettle.

She must capture a croc, silence a dragon or eat a
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Sue Morris
Jan 03, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Princess Petra’s birthday request sends the court into a frenzy, but when she agrees to undertake a knight’s quest they can’t stop her. Armed with a cake knife and outfitted in the best royal pots and pans, Petra sets off to face a dragon and win her real armor before encountering a bog witch, and an army of the kingdom’s worst enemies. Will Petra’s kindness and acceptance prove to be more valuable than weapons and armor?

Petra is the Princess of Pen Pieyu. It is September ninth, Petra’s ninth bi
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Barbara Ann
Jan 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing
As the story opens, we meet Princess Petra who is about to celebrate her birthday on the ninth day of the ninth month on the ninth year. According to royal custom, she may request anything she wishes as a birthday gift. Petra addresses her parents and informs them that she is tired of the usual gifts of jewelry and clothes. This year she wants to become a royal knight. Her father, King Longstride cannot find anything disallowing her request in the royal rulebook. However, she must choose and suc ...more
T.L. Needham
Jun 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A Tale to Amuse, Intrigue, and Inspire . . . Petra is princess of the Land of Pen Pieyu, and on the ninth day of the ninth month of the ninth year, her birthday, she is granted by Royal decree that she may have whatever she wants. To the king’s amazement, her father, his precious daughter says she wants to be a knight! Thus begins a charming tale of a quest by Petra into the Forest of Doom, carrying onions for protection, and wearing her armor made of pots, pans, and a sword that resembles a cak ...more
Cheryllynn Dyess
Jun 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This children's book is fun and exciting! It teaches to be kind, overcome obstacles and be yourself. It teaches friendship in the face adversity as well. Robinson has created a wonderful little world with a brave young girl. Well written with great descriptive writing and just pure fun!

Well written, great for ages 5 to 12. Kids will really get into this story as they will be able to relate - each one trying to find themselves and here Petra knows who she is and what she wants to be, just only sh
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Deziree
Mar 06, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This is a book for children ages 7-11 that deals with bravery, accomplishment, understanding and the acceptance of others. The author's sense of humour and story writing ability portrays good lessons for children to follow through the adventures of very creative characters.
Wanda Luthman
Apr 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Sir Princess Petra

Such a fun story! I actually read book three first but that took nothing away from enjoying this first book in the series. Sir Princess Petra is a kind-hearted soul who has big dreams for herself to be a royal knight against her parents wishes. She goes on her quest and makes friend of everyone she meets. Such a great story with a good lesson and plenty of humor thrown in!
Masi
Sep 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Good but why so short?



Although this may seem to be a children's book first, it is one of the few children's books that does not treat the reader like a young dolt. You won't find anything 'childish' here so that even adults like me can enjoy the story. In fact the book has a feminist overtone, with I like. Petra is not just any other princess; she is a symbol of the voice of protest against the existing patriarchy (and as if to prove her point she actually chooses the most dangerous of all tasks
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B. Roman
Apr 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Compassion is a cornerstone of what it means to be brave.

“Where is it written that a girl cannot be a knight and protect her kingdom?” Princess Petra demands to know. Nowhere at all, it is discovered. Nothing in the royal “rule book” prevents a girl from being brave, resourceful, and charting her own course in life. Of course in fantasy (as well as in real life”) one must prove oneself worthy by committing an act of bravery before being proclaimed a Knight. Undaunted, Princess Petra sets out to
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Samantha
Aug 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This was sent to me by the author in exchange for an honest review.

This is quite a short story with chapters, and is perfect for independent readers. This will appeal to a range of children young to older.

This is a story about Princess Petra and it is her birthday, her father, the King has told her she can have anything she likes. Princess Petra tells the King she wants to become a Royal Knight. After some resistance (as girls aren’t Knights!) the King tells the Princess that in order to becom
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Anna del C. Dye
Nov 06, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Sir Princess Petra is a cute story for elementary school girls that will entertain them to no end. It is a well-presented and written chapter book that will delight kids and their parents. Sir Princess Petra has nice drawings that will help your brain enjoy the tale more fully. I enjoyed the story and the fine work done by the author. This book is part of a new well-crafted series to collect and read with your children.
Petra is a princess and her father is going to grant her a wish. She thinks a
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Elaine
Jun 12, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Your children will love this book.

Petra is a princess – but not just an ordinary princess. Petra has ambition. Bored with her usual gifts of frocks and jewellery, when her birthday comes around and she can choose what she wants, Petra decides she wants to be a Royal Knight. Her astounded parents turn in hope to the royal rulebook to find a way out of this dilemma. But alas, there is no rule that says she can’t be a Knight.
Hoping to discourage her, her father tells her of the challenges she must
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Renee
Feb 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing
My daughter (10) and I reviewed this book for our website, http://MotherDaughterBookReviews.com. She gave the book 4 stars and I (the Mom) gave it 5 stars. Here are excerpts from what we had to say. For the full review, visit us at our website.

DAUGHTER SAYS:

This book is about a princess who wants to be a knight. To become a knight, she has to get a dragon to be quiet. So she goes on her quest and ends up meeting the dragon, a witch, and a prince who wants a duel. She ends up making friends with
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Anna del C. Dye
Jul 23, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: kids/girls
Sir Princess Petra is a cute story for elementary school girls that will entertain them to no end. It is a well-presented and written chapter book that will delight kids and their parents. Sir Princess Petra has nice drawings that will help your brain enjoy the tale more fully. I enjoyed the story and the fine work done by the author. This book is part of a new well-crafted series to collect and read with your children.
Petra is a princess and her father is going to grant her a wish. She thinks a
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Veritas Vincit
Aug 16, 2015 rated it really liked it
When it comes to fantasy novels directed at children, I am particularly impressed by authors who can achieve a memorable story that is palatable for young people, yet still shows an underlying skill of writing and awareness of deeper meanings. The possibility of using literature for such an admirable purpose is what writers should get into the business for, and Robinson has certainly done that. I think Sir Princess Petra is a wonderful new heroine for a new generation, a female who breaks down g ...more
Erik This Kid Reviews Books
Mar 07, 2012 rated it it was amazing
When Princess Petra’s royal birthday comes, granting her anything her heart desires, she wishes to become a royal knight. Her parents aren’t too happy and tell her girls can’t be knights…but there is no official rule to stop her. Petra has to complete a task to become a knight and the task was to hush the howling, nasty dragon that lives in the forest of DOOM (which might not be as easy as it sounds ). Yet Petra, full of confidence, sets off to face all the dangers that a knight will face. Bees, ...more
Tina at Mommynificent
Apr 15, 2016 rated it really liked it
In this first book of the Pen Pieyu Adventures, we meet Princess Petra, a feisty young lady whose unusual birthday request to become a knight sends the royal court into a frenzy. The king tries desperately to talk her out of it, but when she agrees to undertake a knight’s quest, they can’t stop her. Full of silliness and hilarity, this book turns stereotypes about girls, dragons, and a few other things on their head and teaches children to give people the benefit of the doubt rather than believi ...more
Diane Robinson
Mar 02, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
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Review from the University of Manitoba, Natalie Schemri

Diane Mae Robinson tells a charming tale of Petra, the young Princess of Pen Pieyu, whose birthday wish is to be dubbed a royal knight of her father's kingdom. Although Petra takes her father, the king, by suprise with her curious royal birthday wish, Petra proves her bravery through a quest to hush the howling dragon.

Sir Princess Petra ia a delightfully imaginative storytime read and re-read. Petra's character is both confident and charisma
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Jorge A Barriere-Mendez
Jun 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The Pen Pieyu Adventures - These are three beautiful books written by award-winning author Diane M. Robinson and illustrated by Samantha Kickingbird. Petra, on her birthday, asked to be a knight as her required act of bravery, she chose to 'hush that howling, nasty dragon, snarls, in the Forest of Doom'. And so the adventure begins. The books are page turners and the adventures stretch the imagination and the lessons are just around the next corner, or bog, or castle. Beautifully told with the l ...more
Stacie
Jun 09, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviews
Sir Princess Petra - The Pen Pieyu Adventures by Diane Mae Robinson is about a charming story that teaches children that friendship and acceptance are often times your best weapon.

Princess Petra is having a birthday and she has just one request, she wants to be knighted. Her parents are aghast, but Princess Petra stands her ground and reluctantly the King sends her on a quest. Outfitted with pots and pans and armed with a cake knife Petra sets out to hush the howling dragon. Will Petra succeed a
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Brielle
Jun 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing
You shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, but it doesn’t hurt that Sir Princess Petra has a great one. A delightful story, it chronicles the adventures of a young princess become knight in shining armour. It’s everything you would want in a book: cute, funny, and with great messages. The adorable illustrations will serve as your companions as you eagerly flip the pages.

Robinson was honored with two major awards for the first work in the children's book series, Sir Princess Petra. She was awarded
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The Owlery (Elizabeth)
Nov 29, 2014 rated it really liked it
Sir Princess Petra is about a young girl who requests to become a knight and her father says she must complete one brave task in order to be dubbed a knight. This is her story about the journey she goes on to become a knight!


This was such a cute book!!! I absolutely feel in love with Sir Princess Petra as a character! She was funny, brave and definitely went against the general consensus of who a Princess is and how she should act!! I only wish that the relationship between Sir Princess Petra a
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Ian Rutter
Jun 14, 2012 rated it it was amazing
What a wonderful story. You don't get many books that can teach qualities such as, respect, friendship and trust. This book does that simply by showing through a lovely story.

Any child will love this. It's funny, innocent, charming and has some great pencil drawings to help the reader or listener to visualise what is happening.

The author has a great gift at story telling, without telling you how or what you should do to learn the skills that the the story teaches. The main character of the book,
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Dawn
Mar 14, 2016 rated it really liked it
Sir Princess Petra is the first of The Pen Pieyu Adventures and it's my favorite, maybe because I'd already read the next two books and I learned in this one how she became friends with the dragon, Snarls, and the bog witch, Bograt. Such a fun book to read!

To the dismay of her parents, Princess Petra wants to be a knight but she has to perform a task first. Just the fact that she is able to convince her parents that she has the right to become a knight shows what courage Princess Petra has.

On he
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Chris The Story Reading Ape
Jul 31, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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When is a Princess NOT a Princess - when she doesn't have a Talent - or at least a Certificate for a Talent. In this delightful little tale we learn how Princess Petra becomes a Knight and how she gets her Talent certified. A great story for entertaining for kids AND educational without them knowing it!

See my review also at:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sir-Princess-...

http://www.amazon.com/Sir-Princess-Pe...
Leyla Atke
Mar 09, 2015 rated it really liked it
Sir Princess Petra is a wonderful children’s book written by Diane Mae Robinson. A strange desire of Princess Petra turns into an exciting and funny adventure, which will make happy any child. The book is accompanied by awesome illustrations. 4 stars is only because I thought the illustrations should be in color.

Leyla Atke, author of Charm: An Amazing Story of a Little Black Cat
Noha Roben
Feb 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: children-books
I decided to read this series, this book being book one, after reading about all the awards the series has won--I believe seven awards which is a lot by my standards.

There's a certain innocent charm to the story of Princess Petra and her quest to become a knight. Petra is a great heroine for young girls, and boys, to follow. She's adventurous, a true-blue friend, she takes each strange situation in stride, and she solves problems with her loving nature.

The author's writing is vivid and strong. H
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Deb Julienne
Dec 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing
What a delightful book

I had high anticipation from this book just from the picture on the cover...it was more than met!

The whimsy of the story, the can do attitude of Princess Petra, regardless of the challenge. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book and can't wait to share it with my grandchildren, who are avid readers. The illustrations were adorable. What a great read for a child.
Kimberly Souza
Aug 01, 2013 rated it liked it
The Princess Petra books are full of adventure and fun. They are chapter books for young readers and have wonderful illustrations throughout the stories.

The books follow Princess Petra as she strives to follow her heart and be who she is.

With a charming cast of characters, the Princess Petra stories will delight anyone who reads them.

I had a lot of fun reading these books!
Maggie Thom
Nov 07, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I loved this story because the girl was breaking stereotypes, overcoming her fears and not judging a book by it's cover :), in a fun way that kids will get. Sir Princess Petra an enjoyable read for kids with a few good lessons woven into the story.
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Diane Mae Robinson is an international multi-award-winning author with 14 international book awards and 1 prestigious provincial book award. Diane writes children's fantasy/adventures and children/teen non-fiction. The author's latest release, The Dragon Grammar Book, is an Amazon Bestseller in Teens/Language Arts. Diane is also an artist, art teacher, writing instructor, international short story ...more

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