The Mystery of the Missing Mouse Treasure
The world of mice has changed and smart mice are studying at mouse universities. They eagerly pursue human inventions. Thanks to an old, yellowed diary note from his ancestor, a young mouse learns of a treasure that is said to have been lost on the ocean floor. With the help of his elderly professor, another mouse, of course, he builds a vessel capable of taking them to the bottom of the ocean to find the missing treasure.
American Library Association: Honor Mildred L. Batchelder Award, 2019
ALA Notable Children’s Book, 2019
THE FATHER OF THE LIGHT BULB
Thomas A. Edison was one of the most important inventors and entrepreneurs of the 19th century. He lived in the United States from 1847 to 1931 and filed over 1,000 patents during his lifetime.
Most people associate his name with the introduction of electric light. The methods that existed at the time to generate light with electricity were very unreliable and not suitable for everyday use. That changed with the light bulb developed by Edison in 1879 and patented a year later: a carbon filament glowed in an airless glass body. These light bulbs initially provided light for almost 15 hours! Edison was also the driving force behind electricity for cities like New York.
Edison is a beautiful and inspiring tale about two tiny creatures who refuse to belittle themselves by accepting the limits of “Never!” and who are awarded with history-shaping truth for their efforts. Michelle Anne Schingler, Foreword Reviews, Starred Review
Kuhlmann has created another science-based adventure full of delightful details.Heidi Grange, School Library Journal, Starred Review
As in Kuhlmann’s Armstrong (2016) and Lindbergh (2014), the journey turns out to be at least as rewarding as the prize. Kirkus Reviews
one question …
Torben, how did you come up with the idea for the book?
In the beginning there was a problem: where can we go now? After all, I’ve already sent a mouse to the moon! So I’ve just made my problem my mouse’s problem. The mouse in Edison also thinks: The great adventures are over, where can we go after the trip to the moon? This time it’s about a treasure hunt.