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Sir Princess Petra's Talent

(The Pen Pieyu Adventures #2)

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Book # 2 in the Multi-Award-Winning Humorous Fantasy Series for Kids.

Sir Princess Petra has already proven she is a kind and noble knight. This, however, does not please the king and queen---they want her to behave like a princess and forget this
silly knight nonsense of hers!

But when the king writes a new rule in the royal rule book that requires her to attend Talent
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Paperback, 88 pages
Published September 24th 2013 by Tate Publishing & Enterprises, LLC; 2nd edition 2017 Diane Mae Robinson Ink
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Julie Grasso
Sep 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing
We journey back to the land of Pen Pieyu, with the delightful Sir Princess Petra. I really like that Ms Robinson took the time to familiarise a new reader with Petra's antics from book 1.
There have been many celebrations since Petra's momentous taming the fire breathing dragon Snarls, who subsequently has become the Royal Barbeque expert. I love it. he he. But once again our brave Petra finds herself up against the Royal Rule Book. The kind and queen in a desperate attempt to rid their young
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Shelle Perry
Apr 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Sir Princess Petra’s Talent is book two in the Pen Pieyu Adventures and is about a nine year old princess who has worked to become a knight of her kingdom despite the fact that her more conservative parents would rather her be a “proper” princess. In this story the King has written a rule that in order to keep her knighthood she must journey to Talent School and get a certificate in a proper princess talent.

She and her royal steed, the dragon Snarls, set off for Talent School and along the way
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S.W.
Sep 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Sir Princess Petra’s Talent is original, kinda quirky and plenty of fun.

The first thing I have to say about this book is that it looks awesome. I loved the fantastic illustrations scattered throughout, and title/chapter fonts and the typeface. They all look brilliant and work so well together. The book’s styling is definitely spot on.

The next thing I want to say about this book is that it was awesome. I’m not normally a Princessy story kinda guy, but I have to say that this one was rather cool.

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Wanda Luthman
Apr 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Book two

I very much enjoyed book two in this series. Sir Princess Petra doesn't want to go to Princess School but she manages to find a work-around. She is strong and kind and a wonder role model for children. She keeps the King and Queen on their toes and she challenges their desire for her to be a proper Princess. The author knows how to entertain young readers with fun and interesting characters alongside a healthy does of humor!
Bichhio
Aug 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Excellent story full of lifelike characters, fun and adventures



First of all, this book comes with a synopsis of the first book of the series, for the lazy ones out there who prefer skimming to reading, that is. But why would you want to skim with this series? Unless you are idiot, you'd be kicking yourself if you don't read them all. This particular book reminds me a lot of the childhood stories of kings, queens and princesses I used to read years ago. This book is however suitable not just for
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Advicesbooks Reviews
Feb 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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Barbara Ann
Jun 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This is the second book in The Pen Pieyu adventure series. The author provides a synopsis of Book One to get all readers up to speed though the book can stand on its own. Sir Princess Petra is no ordinary princess; she is spirited, stubborn, sensitive, and devoted to her friends and subjects. In the last book, the reader met a nine year old girl who was determined to become the first knight in her magical kingdom. Petra achieved knighthood by slaying the howling dragon named Snarls in a series ...more
Samantha
Sep 28, 2013 rated it really liked it
This was my second experience of Sir Princess Petra and I had enjoyed reading about this princess who would rather be a knight. The class of children I had read this too loved the book too.

So when I was offered the chance to be part of the blog tour for book 2 I jumped at the chance. This begins with a brief explanation of who princess Petra is, I feel this is useful as the children I was reading the book too were able to be reminded of her previous adventure. As well as children who had not
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Grady
Aug 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing
`Prince Nastybun removed his purple, knitted gloves and looked to be in a huff. "Are you not the princess royal knight?"

Canadian author Diane Mae Robinson freely states `My mission in life is to inspire children to believe in the magic within themselves, to become heroes, and to accomplish great things' and to that end she is proceeding with her series of richly detailed imaginative fantasies focusing on a young princess who feels the need to be a knight - thus the perhaps confusing title of Sir
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T.L. Needham
Jun 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Sir Princess Petra’s Talent: The author, Diane Mae Robinson, an award-winning writer of children’s books, is also a writing instructor for the Creative Writing Institute. This book opens with a synopsis of the first Princess Petra book, wherein; the nine-year-old Petra won the title of royal knight after hushing the howling dragon Snarls, who becomes her steed. Alas, in this second tale, the King expects Sir Princess Petra to behave like a girl, not a knight, and conspires to marry her off to ...more
Tina at Mommynificent
Apr 15, 2016 rated it really liked it
I want to first say that I adore the cover of this book! And the black and white illustrations inside the book are even better, I think. I just love them! The illustrations capture so beautifully the indomitable spirit of Sir Princess Petra. And the characters she meets throughout the book are hilarious in prose, but the illustrations take them to another level altogether!

This is the second installment in the Pen Pieyu Adventures. Like the first one, it is full of silliness and hilarity and
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ACS Book-finder
Oct 01, 2013 rated it really liked it
I was given the opportunity to read this wonderful little book before the actual release date of September 24. It is the second in this particular series. The first book was “Sir Princess Petra” and describes exactly how and why Petra wanted to become a noble knight. A great little book to read and probably should be read before “Sir Princess Petra’s Talent” so you can understand some of the characters and who and what and why.

Now, back to my review of “Sir Princess Petra’s Talent”. This is
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Renee
Oct 02, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kids-books
My daughter (10) and I reviewed this book for Mother Daughter Book Reviews. Here are some of our thoughts. For the full review, please visit our website.

DAUGHTER SAYS:

This story is about a Princess Knight named Petra who goes to a Talent School because her parents are trying to make her more like a real girlie princess. I like that there are pictures in the book and I think they were good and cool. I really like the one of where Bograt is being knighted. Petra is an interesting character and she
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Julia
Apr 09, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: readers-favorite
Reviewed by Julia for Readers' Favorite.

Sir Princess Petra’s Talent is the second instalment in Diane Mae Robinson’s illustrated series, The Pen Pieyu Adventures. This book includes a synopsis of the first, in which Princess Petra became Pen Pieyu’s only knight so far - much to the dismay of her mother and father, the King and Queen - and obtained a pet dragon with a penchant for barbeque. The new tale describes the King’s attempt to thwart Petra’s knightliness by requiring her to acquire a
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Gmr
Sep 13, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Who could have guessed indeed! But let me tell you readers, it is a talent that blossoms into something beautifully unexpected and impresses even her own skeptical parents, not an easy feat to say the least.

Now, you read the title section correctly....this is BOOK TWO in a planned THREE book (or more) series. No, I have NOT read book one but I plan on it. In fact, I have it on order at my local bookstore right now so soon I shall be enthralled with little Petra's first adventure and see just
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Erik This Kid Reviews Books
Oct 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Petra Longstride, princess of Pen Pieyu, the kingdom’s only princess knight (and the only actual knight), is angry. Her father, King Longstride, has made a new rule in the Royal Rulebook, one which states that all princesses in the Kingdom must go to a Talent School and get a certificate. Why can’t Petra’s parents just let her be a knightly princess, instead of a girly princess? Instead she has to go to talent school and figure out what talent she has.

This is a great sequel to “Sir Princess
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Tonja Drecker
Sep 27, 2013 rated it really liked it
This takes off where the first book, SIR PRINCESS PETRA, leaves off. Diana starts this book with a quick summary to refresh the reader's memory, which was really helpful - thank you! Still, I recommend reading SIR PRINCESS PETRA first. Although both books can stand alone, I would have felt like I was missing something on some of the characters without already having the chance to have gotten to know them a little.

Princess Petra is simply a cute character. She's a head-strong little girl, who
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Lian Perry
Apr 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
King Longstride has decided that Sir Princess Petra must go to Talent School to gain a princess Talent or risk losing her knighthood. She chooses to go to Writing School, which is about as un-princess as she can get. On her way home to Pen Pieyu, She finds out about a new knight and makes a bunch of new friends. The title screams “Girly”, but even though I am a boy, I liked it.

2016 Rubric

Readability- 5: The story was easy follow and quite enjoyable. I really loved the poem and Nana Longstride’s
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Wayne Clark
May 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: children-s
Story Within a Story

I have given a well-deserved five stars to Diane Mae Robinson’s delightful tale Sir Princess Petra’s Talent. But if I had the good fortune to live in her uniquely nutty fantasy world I would be allowed to give it the praise it truly deserves: five onions, fresh from the Royal Onion Room.

I’ve read all the wonderful reviews previously written for this series, The Pen Pieyu Adventures. Clearly, the author has a deft hand when it comes to exploiting the imagination. Within only a
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Ruth Hill
Sep 25, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2013-reads
This is my first experience with Sir Princess Petra, and I only wish my daughter was young enough to enjoy this book! I would recommend this book for about second to third grade (good for parent to read to younger children). I felt like I was reading about a girl so similar to my daughter it was scary! My daughter was a tomboy, and that seems to be who Sir Princess Petra is as well--much to the chagrin of her parents.

Although I had not read the first book in the series, I had no problem jumping
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Stacie
Nov 07, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviews
Sir Princess Petra's Talent is an unusual princess, which doesn't not please her parents, the King and Queen, one bit. The King has come up with a plan. He is sending Princess Petra to get her Talent Certificate in an activity that is more fitting to a princess than the knighthood she has chosen. After an exasperating battle of wills, Princess Petra sets out on an adventure to discover her talent, one that will surprise everyone.

Sir Princess Petra's Talent is a whimsical tale and the
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Dawn
Oct 03, 2013 rated it really liked it
I was given a copy of this book for an honest review.

This was the first time I’d read about Princess Petra but the beginning of the book has a prologue that gave background information and explained how Princess Petra became a knight; so, although I hadn’t read the first book, I had no problem getting caught up.

What an adventure! This would be a fun book to read aloud to children. The descriptions of all of the characters are colorful and would be good for helping children to use their
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Literary Classics Book Awards & Reviews
When Petra, a precocious young princess, earns her knighthood, her father the king is not at all pleased. In order to prepare his daughter to one day become a suitable queen, he insists she attend talent school where she will learn to behave like a proper princess.

Armed with her quick wit, and a fierce determination, Princess Petra sets off to earn a talent. As she journeys to talent school, traveling with her trusty dragon, Snarls, she acquires new friends along the way. Together, Princess
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John
Aug 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Another humorous romp through the world of Pen Pieyu has left me laughing and loving these amusing characters and their bold, morally directed adventures. I wasn't sure what to expect from this second story, as the first had set a rather high bar, and I didn't know whether the humor and insightful writing could continue as the world continued to expand, but I should have had more faith in Robinson. Not only does this book take many of the best and most memorable elements from the first book, but ...more
Diane Estrella
Aug 07, 2013 rated it liked it
And, The Pen Pieyu Adventures continue on…..

In book two of this delightful children’s series, Sir Princess Petra must find a talent worthy of her princess status. Although I did not read book one in this series, I was generally able to easily follow along with where the original story had left off. The author does a great job of making each character unique and memorable. I enjoyed the spirit of adventure and ingenuity this fantasy tale displayed and the subtle life lessons included of:
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Donna (More Than a Review)
Jan 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Sir Princess Petra's Talent is the second book in The Pen Pieyu Adventures series.
Although I had not read the first book in the series, the beginning of the second book has a prologue that gave background information and explained how Princess Petra became a knight; so, I had no problem getting caught up and didn’t feel lost. Petra is a strong role model for young girls. In Sir Princess Petra’s Talent, Petra is being sent to talent school by her parents, the king and queen. She is not happy
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Brittany Cuenin
Oct 15, 2013 rated it really liked it
Princess Petra is a charming and fun adventure with a fascinating princess. Having recently taught a course on fairy tales as well as read the popular, Ella Enchanted, I've been drawn to princesses who find adventure and show their personality. Princess Petra certainly gives the reader that spunk and excitement when creating her own path at Talent School. Even more so, I enjoyed the details like almost Dickensian names, the royal magician, plot twists, along with the adventure.

Many young
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Noha Roben
Feb 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: children-books
This is the 2nd book in The Pen Pieyu Adventures. I loved the first book and the 2nd book exceeded my expectations. Sometimes with series, the subsequent books are never quite as good as the first book. That's not the case here. Sir Princess Petra's Talent has stepped it up a notch by adding more details about the main character and returning characters, and introducing new characters that are just as much fun.

The adventures in this book are just as humorous--if not more so--as the first book.
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Elizabeth Frank
Dec 03, 2014 rated it really liked it
This book continues Sir Princess Petra's adventure as the first ever knight in the kingdom of Pen Pieyu. Petra's parents are now requiring her to go to talent school and get a certification to become a well rounded princess for her country!

I thoroughly enjoyed this story just as much as the first book in the series!! We get the opportunity of following the great characters from the first book and a new fun and unique character in this book and Ms. Robinson doesn't disappoint!! The story line if
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Alizabeth
Aug 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I have always loved a beautiful tale. Diane Mae Robinson took a typical princess story and spun it into this alluring tale of inspiration and motivation. This tale was beautiful and well composed. I loved how there was no victimization in this story. There was no vulgarization, either. Overall, this story blossomed with beautiful language and vivid characters. I loved how Diane really took her time to create the characters in this story. She did not only just name the characters in the story and ...more
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Diane Mae Robinson is an international multi-award winning author with 15 international book awards and 1 prestigious provincial book award. Diane writes fantasy/adventure children books and children/teen non-fiction books. 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 ...more

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