Friday 13 September 2013

1st Book Review - Sir Princess Petra's Talent                                     
Sir Princess Petra’s Talent
By Diane Mae Robinson
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.

 Angie Mangino currently works as a freelance writer and book reviewer, additionally offering authors personalized critique service of unpublished manuscripts.

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  1. Why is there no comment? Why are there no comments? (future post)

    This is a great review! What is wrong with whoever? Comments are the life-blood that runs the Internet. Those not commenting should be ashamed. That review is wonderful. Wait, my life-blood does not help - none of ours does. Still, good content should be getting good comments.

    Great post - good review -- well deserved --- about time!

    1. Thanks, Sue, for the "Great post - good review---well deserved--about time!" comment.
      As for why I do not get comments, it probably has lots to do with me and not having enough time to comment on other blogs. Commenting on other blogs sometimes doesn't help either.

    2. I'm glad you understood all of that. I just reread it and all I got was the last line. What was I thinking? What was I drinking? Yeah, you need more than 24 hours in a day. Who decided on 24 anyway, and why are they controlling things. I say we go to a 40 hours day, you know, to match the forty hour work week - who decided that??

    3. It's those darn "Day-In Day-Out Gnomes of Pizzaza" who decide on hours, minutes, stuff like that. I've tried to convince them to change the amount of hours in a day before. No go. Nada, Not budging.