- Hardcover: 96 pages
- Age Range: 6 - 9 years
- Publisher: North-South Books (5 May 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0735841675
- ISBN-13: 978-0735841673
- Product Dimensions: 22.5 x 1.5 x 28.5 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 599,089 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Lindbergh: The Tale of a Flying Mouse Hardcover – 5 May 2014
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"Perhaps the most visually stunning book of the year..." --Minh Le "Huffington Post Books "
"Perhaps the most visually stunning book of the year...The breathtaking illustrations have the realistic feel of archival footage, a quality which lends the story a pseudo-historical heft."- Minh Le, Huffington Post
"The sheer beauty of this book is likely to overwhelm the senses. Its greatest asset is its ability to enthrall on contact."- Elizabeth Bird, A Fuse #8 Production Blog, SLJ --Elizabeth Bird "A Fuse #8 Production blog, SLJ "
*Starred Review: "In a project that seamlessly blends elements of a picture book, comic, and novel, gifted newcomer Kuhlmann imagines that the world s first transatlantic flight was made not by Charles Lindbergh, but by an intrepid German mouse flying in the opposite direction...An exceptionally fine debut."- Publishers Weekly"
"Kuhlmann created Lindbergh while attending university and demonstrates what a masterly illustrator he already is. The eye soars between aerial views and close-ups of old Hamburg in this beautifully rendered and well-thought-out picture book...a splendid debut."-Michael Hearn, The New York Times"
2014 Foreword Reviews INDIEFAB Book of the Year Winner: "The sepia-toned images astonish as they deftly portray the world of this ambitious protagonist. The precision and minimalism of the narrative perfectly complement the artwork to weave an adventurous tale that provokes a sense of awe. Readers, no matter their age, will be absorbed even upon their third, fourth, and tenth read."
Top 100 Children's Books of 2014- New York Public Library
*Starred Review: "The illustrations by debut German artist and author Torben Kulmann make this tale of an aviator mouse soar...Kuhlmann is an artist to watch."- Jennifer M. Brown, children's editor, Shelf Awareness
Best Picture Books of 2014 honorable mention- The Huffington Post
"The sheer beauty of this book is likely to overwhelm the senses. Its greatest asset is its ability to enthrall on contact."- Elizabeth Bird, A Fuse #8 Production Blog, SLJ--Elizabeth Bird "A Fuse #8 Production blog, SLJ "
About the Author
Torben Kuhlmann was born in Germany. Creative as a child, small airplanes, strange machines and steaming railways made their way into his drawings and later into his acrylic and oil paintings. He studied illustration and design at the University for Applied Sciences in Hamburg. He works as a freelance illustrator. Lindbergh The Adventurous Tale of a Flying Mouse is his first children's book."
Top Customer Reviews
Not only are the drawings arresting, they bear repeated and close examination. You can look at them and admire the technique if you want to think of this as an art book. You can look through them with a little guy and find things - there are amusing little jokes and details and bits of business, especially in the big two page spreads, that make this book less of a "read to" and more of a "look-at-and-talk-about". That's pretty special and makes this a very attractive option for the family library. A very happy debut.
Please note that I received a free advance ecopy of this book in exchange for a candid review. Apart from that I have no connection at all to either the author or the publisher of this book.