Acclaimed Children’s Book Danny the Dragon Meets Jimmy Is Translated in Greek by Imagination Publishing Group

Los Angeles, CA –Critically-acclaimed children’s author Tina Turbin has announced that her multi-award winning illustrated kids book Danny the Dragon Meets Jimmy has been translated into Greek by Imagination Publishing Group. The author shared the news during her European Book Tour. The announcement comes after the book captured broad media interest after winning a series of prestigious awards.

“Since its U.S. release, Danny the Dragon Meets Jimmy has elicited much interest abroad,” an Imagination Publishing Group (IPG) spokesman said. “After the incredible success of the Danny the Dragon iPad app and with Ms. Turbin’s European book tour underway, the timing was right for addressing translations.”

The author’s recent West Coast Book Tour, with visits to schools, libraries, hospitals, and book fairs, came to a close with a series of prestigious honors including the most recent 2011 Media of the Year Award by Creative Child Magazine in the category of Reading Interactive Picture Books and First Prize for Best Illustrations in the competitive Purple Dragonfly Book Awards for its illustrations by Aija Jasuna, to name a few.

“It’s so nice to be able to finally respond to the international attention Danny has received,” the author said. The translation of Danny the Dragon Meets Jimmy into Greek is just the beginning, according to an IPG representative.

Danny the Dragon Meets Jimmy is the celebrated first book in Tina Turbin’s illustrated Danny the Dragon kids book series. The title has received a number of accolades from esteemed awards programs including the iParenting Media Awards, the International Book Awards and the Mom’s Choice Awards. The tale of how Jimmy and his family come across Danny the Dragon and his traveling companion, Skipper, Danny the Dragon Meets Jimmy is renowned for its pro-family themes and messages about mutual kindness. Closely following the book was the release of the Danny the Dragon Dreams CD, which has garnered numerous awards as well. Turbin recently commanded widespread attention with the release of a groundbreaking Danny the Dragon Meets Jimmy iPhone and iPad app, which was developed by iStoryTime, the app developer for How to Train Your Dragon. The first of its kind, Turbin’s iPad app features a reading of Danny the Dragon Meets Jimmy with voice and sign language interpretation for the deaf and hard of hearing.

The release date of the Greek translation of Danny the Dragon Meets Jimmy has yet to be set by Imagination Publishing Group. Turbin meanwhile continues her European Book Tour, visiting Danny the Dragon fans in schools, libraries, bookstores, and book festivals throughout the European continent.







TO PURCHASE DANNY THE DRAGON PRODUCTS: Contact Imagination Publishing Group at or call 888-701-6481.  Also available through:, Victory Multimedia, Barnes and Noble, Blockbuster Video, Baker and Taylor, and other major distributors.


Danny the Dragon Meets Jimmy DVD: 837654741191, $24.95

Danny the Dragon Meets Jimmy paperback: 978-0-9800-721-0-5, $8.95

Danny the Dragon Dreams CD/Audiobook: 978-0-9800-721-3-6, $8.95


DVD profits are generously donated by the author to support causes to improve literacy and education.

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  1. Rachel Meyers says:

    Hi Tina, I love to check in and hear all the exciting news and share them with our daughters Mona (4) and Cindy (7). They are super big Danny fans after finding your book at the library. We can’t wait for more Danny books!

  2. Abbie Weathers says:

    Wow! A Greek one? That’s amazing! My kids are actually learning Greek right now at a charter school and I’m anxious to buy this for them as a surprise for Christmas. I don’t know how much Greek they know right now, but I hope they’ll be able to understand Danny the Dragon. They practically know the English words by heart though so they’ll at least be able to understand what’s going on, plus that’s the beauty of picture books isn’t it? Great pictures, like yours, show what’s happening in the story clearly.

  3. Whitney H. says:

    This is waaaay cool! It’s funny, we’re wondering whether to teach our children Greek or Latin, and we’re actually leaning toward Greek, Ancient and modern Greek. There are so many benefits to teaching your kids Greek such as helping with vocabulary development (since so many English words come from Greek or Latin roots) and of course if you’re religious your child can read the New Testament in its original Greek. We’re not religious but our Christian family was very excited to hear that our children might be learning Greek.

  4. Norma says:

    Hi Tina I’m so excited to read your Spanish translation too. I heard you were going to do multiple translations. I had no idea you were so popular in other countries but I might have guessed when you spent so much time in Europe on your book tour.

  5. Sydney says:

    Greek? No kidding! You should tour some Greek schools when this comes out. There are surprising number of them around, especially in bigger metropolitan areas! How cool would that be? The kids would love having a contemporary famous author come visit them!

  6. Lucy Stelman says:

    Wow, that’s great! You know an author has really hit it big when they start getting translated into other languages:) I have a lot of Italian family through my husband, and I bet they would love to have Danny in their language too while you’re at it. Just sayin!

  7. Elenore says:

    It’s all Greek to me!!! But still I’m very excited for you XOXO El

  8. Thanya says:

    Oh my word! That’s so cool! It’s funny I was just in a Greek shop a few months ago and they actually had a HUGE selection of children’s books in Greek. I couldn’t believe it!

  9. Sylvia says:

    That’s a very interesting choice of a language to translate Danny the Dragon into. I heard your going to do it in Spanish too. That’s more like what you normally see. Well, hope to see Danny in a whole bunch of different languages in the future!

  10. Janet plining says:

    How unique! I bet your book will be so popular in Greece with the high-quality illustrations! The story and text are so simple and well-written and the quality of illustrations is so high that I’m sure the book will be translated very well!

  11. vanessa vega says:

    My husband said you appeared in the news in Iran too??? You are all over the world! That’s so cool! I’m sure that so many countries and cultures could fall in love with Danny and Jimmy’s family and also the pictures are so universal.

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