Welcome back to Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers...the site that recognizes the hobby, pastime, or sport of reading as something fit for all ages, all races and people from all walks of life.
That's right. Reading in and of itself is nondiscriminatory, and the blog tour guest we have today features a feisty little leading lady who instills that value into her every day life. After all, it's not every day (in her time and place at least) that a little girl who is a princess gets knighted...now if she can only convince her royal parents to let HER choose her talent. Ladies and gents, girls and boys of all ages, please join me in welcoming today's blog tour guest and book of choice...
The Pen Pieyu Adventures, Book 2:
Sir Princess Petra's Talent
About the book....
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 School and acquire a princess talent certificate or suffer the spell of the royal magician, Petra, reluctantly, agrees to go. But who could have guessed what Sir Princess Petra’s Talent would be?
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 how she gained the title she proudly owns, BUT even with that in mind, I never once felt lost. I never once experienced a moment of "why-did-I-try-to-read-a-sequel-without-reading-the-lead-in-title". I was invited along for the ride as Sir Princess Petra set out with her dragon on the road to acquiring an officially certified talent and we never looked back. Well, okay, we did but that was to glare at the King and Queen because honestly, how could they possibly expect a Sir Princess as special as Petra to settle for a talent in...in...Sewing? Cooking? *sigh* Oh royal Mum and Dad, sometimes the best talents as those you tried to avoid at all costs....and your daughter's is by far moving.
As the story continues, additional characters are added to this motley crew as are facts to your "known" database. It adds depth to this short and sweet adventure and shows you just how big Sir Princess' heart truly is. I especially love her sentiments shared near book's end (pg 75 for those of you that currently own or are rushing to buy a copy to call your own) about stories. If you click over to my Teaser Tuesday post a few shorts week's ago, you'll catch a glimpse of this passage but to put a point on it, it captures the essence of what storytelling is all about. The tale is important, yes, but the effect it has on readers is just as if not more so.
In short, a lovely read for the kiddo's and readers of all ages. Despite the inclusion of a quest of sorts, it's definitely content appropriate across the board and will entice both boy and girl readers. So go ahead, push the envelope. Try something different or out of the norm. You just might discover a talent of your own that makes you shine even brighter. This book is available now so be on the look out for it on a bookstore shelf near you!
About the author...
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, Sir Princess Petra – The Pen Pieyu Adventures, has won two prestigious awards: Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Emerging Artist Award (literary arts), a Purple Dragonfly Book Award, and The Reader’s Choice Award..
Sir Princess Petra’s Talent – The Pen Pieyu Adventures, is the second book in this fantasy/adventure children’s chapter book series. Diane is currently writing book three.
ARC courtesy of Sue of Kid Lit Reviews and the force behind the creation and implementation of this very tour. (Way to go Sue!) For more information on this tour as well as what's in her reading stacks, be sure to stop by her site. ALSO, this being a book tour and all, there are other stops to check out along its winding path...and one of those paths takes it to the virtual tour of my good friend's site TODAY too! Pretty cool, right? So be sure to pay a visit to Nayuleska's Reading Corner for another viewpoint on this fun read.
Until next time...happy reading!