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Sir Princess Petra’s Talent
By Diane Mae Robinson
2013
Reviewed by Angie Mangino
Rating:  4 stars
 






A summary of Sir Princess Petra at the beginning introduces new readers quickly into this chapter book adventure, which stands well independently of the previous book.  Readers new to Petra, joining previous readers, will love her immediately and want to follow her on this adventure and any future adventures.
 
Petra’s inner courage wins out over any of her fears, triumphant by her openness in conservation to determine what is best for all concerned.  Her basic kindness, innate loving nature, adventurous curiosity, and non-judgmental personality enables her to befriend every one she meets, giving her a maturity way beyond her years that surpasses the adults in the story weighed down with preconceived ideas and worries.
 
Cloaked in a fantasy work of knights, kings, and dragons that will engulf children into the story, the moral lessons imparted are refreshingly neither preachy nor boring.
 

Petra’s breath of fresh air personality makes her an exceptional role model for children to admire and to imitate in the real situations of fear, new people, challenges, and goals in their own lives.