Multi-Award Winning Children’s Author Tina Turbin Launches Highly Anticipated European Book Tour

Critically-acclaimed children’s author Tina Turbin has kicked off a summer tour in Europe

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Critically-acclaimed children’s author Tina Turbin, author of the multi-award-winning illustrated kids book Danny the Dragon Meets Jimmy, has kicked off a Danny the Dragon summer tour in Europe. The book tour comes after 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.

“After wrapping up my West Coast book tour and with the increasing International media interest, it was clear that a European tour was the next step,” the author said during her interview in Rome, Italy. Just as with her previous Book Tours, Turbin has been visiting children groups, book stores, libraries, book fairs and festivals recounting to children the adventures of Danny the Dragon and answering the many questions directed to the author.

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 stumble upon 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 and values. The later released Danny DREAMS cd followed close behind winning numerous awards as well.

The Danny the Dragon European Book Tour will extend into early Fall, as Turbin will be spending two months abroad touring the European continent. Having spent part of her childhood in England and traveled extensively throughout her life, Turbin is looking forward to seeing Europe again. “It is no doubt that this adventure has stimulated and enhanced my writing,” she said.

Turbin recently took the world by storm with the release of a groundbreaking Danny the Dragon Meets Jimmy iPhone and iPad app, which was developed by iStoryTime, the app developer the Animation 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.

Turbin’s award-winning book has been released in a number of multimedia formats including a Danny the Dragon Meets Jimmy DVD, which features a reading of the book with sign language interpretation, and a Danny the Dragon Dreams CD, which contains a set of ten original compositions by breakout music artists followed by a reading of Danny the Dragon Meets Jimmy. Efforts are under way, an Imagination Publishing Group representative said, to translate the book into Spanish and Greek.

Turbin has had a busy year wrapping up her West Coast book tour and handling the intense media interest that came with the release of her Danny the Dragon iPad app. Even so, the author is looking forward to her European tour as an opportunity to meet the many international Danny the Dragon fans.

To book Tina Turbin for an interview or speaking engagement: Contact ImaginationPublishingGroup(at)gmail(dot)com
To learn more about Danny the Dragon: Visit

To purchase Danny the Dragon products: Contact Imagination Publishing Group at ImaginationPublishingGroup(at)gmail(dot)com 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

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10 Responses to Multi-Award Winning Children’s Author Tina Turbin Launches Highly Anticipated European Book Tour

  1. Jennie says:

    Yay! I heard about this on your Facebook page I think. That is so exciting! I had no idea you had so many Danny fans in Europe, but I guess that makes sense because I heard about the translations into Greek, so obviously you must have some fans at least in Eastern Europe.

  2. chelsea higgins says:

    I am soooo jealous of Danny! I would love to go to Europe too! I lived in France for a year when I was in college and it was a truly remarkable experience. It was amazing how many activities they had scheduled in bookstores for kids. Their bookstores there are practically like libraries, I discovered. I bet they loved having you visit on your tour!

  3. Debbie says:

    It’s been so many years since I was last in Europe, and I cherish the memories and look back on them often. I agree with @chelsea about the bookstores in France! I studied abroad there and found that they had lots of activities and guest speakers and things like that at the local bookstore in town. The children must have loved your visit!

  4. Pat Flanker says:

    Wow this is great! So I guess you finished your West Coast Book Tour, huh? Well, we can’t wait to see photos of you in Europe. It sounds like you’ll be visiting a whole bunch of countries and a whole bunch of Danny the Dragon fans.

  5. Norma Barry says:

    I heard you had a great book tour in Europe. I told my niece who lives in Rome to take her daughter to see you, but apparently we were too late-she had just missed you! Well, we hope you have many more tours in near future, especially on the East Coast here!

  6. Yamilla Cruz says:

    Wow Europe! I am so bummed that we missed your West Coast Book Tour and that it’s now over, but I hope that we’ll be able to see you at a public event soon. I heard you go to the Burbank Book Festival, maybe we’ll come see you next year then.

  7. Shelly Barnes says:

    I agree with @chelsea. I’m so jealous! We’ve been looking forward to a family vacation for a while with the kids, but our last one isn’t quite old enough. Maybe in another year we’ll go…Even so, we hope you had a really wonderful trip. I know that you’re celiac (so are my sister and aunt) and I know how hard it can be to travel and stay completely gluten-free. So when I hear about your extensive book tours I think, “Wow, she’s dedicated!”

  8. Nell Hardy says:

    That’s wonderful news to hear! Pictures please!

  9. Tatiana says:

    So you must be back now, huh? It would be wonderful to see some pictures and hear about your European tour. I just LOVE Europe. I’ve been there twice and haven’t been back in a couple of months but I’m so excited to go back hopefully soon!

  10. Sheila says:

    When you’ve released the Greek translation you MUST go back!!! That would be so much fun. I LOVE Greece…sooo beautiful!

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