Danny the Dragon Makes the News in Iran!

Danny the Dragon is quite the worldly traveller–he’s made the news in Iran!

www.ibna.ir, the Iran Book News Agency, has reported that I took first place for Best Illustrations in the Five Star Publication Purple Dragonfly Awards for my illustrations  by Aija Jasuna.

Here’s an excerpt:

“Turbin’s illustrations were enthusiastically praised by the judges who praised them as ‘outstanding.’ They went on to say, ‘Not only are the illustrations charming and expertly rendered, the paintings practically leap off the page! Rather than static or two-dimensional, they are full-bodied, full of movement and motion. They speak well to the story and would engage the imagination of old and young alike. An excellent job!’

“Turbin searched far and wide with uncompromising standards for an illustrator who could bring her vision of Danny the Dragon to life, connecting with Aija in Latvia, Europe. ‘It’s so gratifying to see the book and illustrations have resonated so deeply with another judging panel as they have with our public. It really goes to show that the author and illustrator are quite a team in picture books.’”

You can read the full article here: http://www.ibna.ir/vdcba8b8wrhb8zp.4eur.txt

What an unexpected pleasure it was to discover this!

Tina Turbin



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4 Responses to Danny the Dragon Makes the News in Iran!

  1. Phyllis says:

    Wow I can’t believe it–IRAN?? It’s nice to know they have great taste in children’s literature!

  2. Holly says:

    Hahaha love it!!!!!! They read English in Iran? Honestly I don’ t know anything about the place. Well, my aunt was a famous actress in Japan in the 80s…so you never know!

  3. Silvia says:

    Iran now??? That’s amazing! I heard you are big in Greece and getting Danny translated into Greek. I guess Iranian is next, yeah?

  4. Phyllis R. says:

    Hi Tina this is my first time commenting. We just got the books for Christmas and our daughters now are die hard Danny fans already! We are really really looking forward to new adventures. My daughters will be writing you a letter soon! P.S. We love the website and are very excited to join the fan club!

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