Sir Princess Petra’s Mission
By Diane Mae Robinson
Reviewed by Angie Mangino
Rating: 4 stars
Before readers start this third book in the series
of Sir Princess Petra, the author shares the synopsis of the first two books.
This serves to remind previous young readers, as well as quickly catching up
new young readers, to make this book enjoyable for all of them.
It was in book one when Petra, on her ninth
birthday, requested to become a knight, much to her father King Longstride’s
dismay. In the second book, the king, in an attempt to get his daughter to act
more like a princess, requires knights to attend Talent School.
Now, in book three, the king again tries to end
Petra’s knighthood by giving her a mission that he believes she will fail. He
sends her to the “unventured land of the Boogy Gobies” to capture “the first
notorious-fabled car-panther she encounters.” If she fails in her mission, her
knighthood, as well as that of Bograt, will be “null, none, and never was.”
Readers travel with Petra rooting for her to succeed
in her mission. With twists and turns that threaten this success, Petra remains
the kind, adventurous, loving princess as she puts her fears aside to do what she
must do for the good of everyone she encounters.
An exceptional role model for children, she will
make readers love her once more!