Lindbergh: The Tale of a Flying Mouse (Mouse Adventures) (Hardcover)

Lindbergh: The Tale of a Flying Mouse (Mouse Adventures) By Torben Kuhlmann, David Henry Wilson (Translated by) Cover Image
By Torben Kuhlmann, David Henry Wilson (Translated by)
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Description


One small step for a mouse; one giant leap for aviation.

These are dark times . . . for a small mouse. A new invention—the mechanical mousetrap—has caused all the mice but one to flee to America, the land of the free. But with cats guarding the steamships, trans-Atlantic crossings are no longer safe. In the bleakest of places . . . the one remaining mouse has a brilliant idea. He must learn to fly!

Debut illustrator Torben Kuhlmann’s inventive tale and stunning illustrations will capture the imagination of readers—young and old—with the death-defying feats of this courageous young mouse.

About the Author


Torben Kuhlmann was born in Germany in 1982. Highly creative as a young child, Torben was recognized as early as kindergarten for being a gifted draftsman. He was captivated by small airplanes, strange machines, and steaming trains; these elements made their way into his drawings. He studied illustration and design at the Hamburg University for Applied Sciences. His preferred media are pen and watercolor. He also works with acrylics, oil paints, and digital programs. He works as a freelance illustrator in Hamburg. His books Lindbergh: The Tale of a Flying Mouse, Moletown, and Armstrong: The Adventurous Journey of a Mouse to the Moon quickly became best sellers and owe their inventiveness to Torben’s great enthusiasm for unusual mechanical inventions. Edison: The Mystery of the Missing Mouse Treasure, his fourth picture book for NorthSouth Books, was chosen as a 2019 Batchelder Honor.

David Henry Wilson, born in London, is a playwright, novelist, children’s book author, and translator. His plays have been produced in many well-known theaters in Great Britain as well as abroad, and his children’s books—especially the Jeremy James series—have been translated into many languages. His novel The Coachman Rat received critical acclaim on both sides of the Atlantic. For many years he lectured at the universities of Bristol (England) and Konstanz (Germany), where he founded the university theater. His translations from French and German cover many subjects, ranging from literary theory, art, travel, and general culture to children’s novels and picture books.

Praise For…


"The eye soars between aerial views and close-ups of old Hamburg in this beautifully rendered and well-thought-out picture book."
— The New York Times Book Review

The sheer beauty of this book is likely to overwhelm the senses. Its greatest asset is its ability to enthrall on contact...Breathtaking and simple all at once, it’s neither fish nor fowl: It’s flying mouse. Not much like anything you’ve ever encountered at all. Certainly it was worth its trip across the ocean to reach us.
— Elizabeth Bird

Starred Review. It’s all terrific entertainment...An exceptionally fine debut.
— Publishers Weekly

Starred Review. The illustrations by debut German artist and author Torben Kulmann make this tale of an aviator mouse soar.
— Jennifer M. Brown

Kuhlman’s art is radiant...The art here takes the book to another level, creating a world where you believe that a mouse was the first to fly across the Atlantic. Beautiful and memorable, this picture book celebrates flight, ingenuity and perseverance.  
— Waking Brain Cells

Sweeping full-color, full-page illustrations in a realistic style distinguish this amazing story, created as a tribute to brave individuals who lived to open up the sky.
— Midwest Book Review


Product Details
ISBN: 9780735841673
ISBN-10: 0735841675
Publisher: NorthSouth Books
Publication Date: May 1st, 2014
Pages: 96
Language: English
Series: Mouse Adventures