The Tale of a Flying Mouse
An extraordinary little mouse lives in Hamburg. These are dark times for this small mouse as it has become dangerous where he lives. A new invention – the mechanical mousetrap – has caused all the mice to flee to America, the land of the free. All but one! But the remaining mouse has a brilliant idea. He must learn to fly! A wild adventure is about to begin… Lindbergh is Torben Kuhlmann’s debut and has received several international awards after its publication.
The sheer beauty of this book is likely to overwhelm the senses.
Elizabeth Bird, School Library Journal, A Fuse #8 Production
An exceptionally fine debut.
Publishers Weekly, Starred Review
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
Kuhlman’s Lindbergh soars with its distinctive artwork, spectacular details, and its bright little star.
New York Journal of Books
INDIEFAB Award, 2014
A question for torben …
Why did you choose a mouse as the main character – and not a hamster or guinea pig?
The fact that mice experience adventures with me is due to the idea for my first picture book Lindbergh. It was actually just a play on words: mouse and bat! In order for a normal mouse to become a bat and learn to fly, it has to build a flying machine. From then on it was clear: My main character is a mouse! In addition, it is plausible that a mouse steals the many small components in the human world. Mice are often our guests and are known to steal things. They may even be able to draw, screw and hammer with their paws…