Armstrong: The Adventurous Journey of a Mouse to the Moon
A long time ago a mouse learned to fly . . . and crossed the Atlantic. But what happened next? Torben Kuhlmann's stunning new book transports readers to the moon and beyond! On the heels of Lindbergh: The Tale of a Flying Mouse comes Armstrong: A Mouse on the Moon where dreams are determined only by the size of your imagination and the biggest innovators are the smallest of all. The book ends with a brief non-fiction history of human space travel from Galileo s observations concerning the nature of the universe to man's first steps on the moon."
"The detailed, warm-tone illustrations, in pencil and watercolor, document the mouse s progress as he repurposes household objects an alarm clock, tin foil, a glass ink well to construct a spacesuit and power his flight. Period details evoke the mid-1950s, and a plot twist suggests that the mouse s work paved the way for the human space program."- Nicole Lamy, New York Times Book Review"
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. Captivated by small airplanes, strange machines, and steaming trains, these elements made their way into his drawings. He studied illustration and design at the University for Applied Sciences in Hamburg. 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 first work, Lindbergh The Tale of a Flying Mouse, quickly became a best seller and owes its inventiveness to Torben s great enthusiasm for unusual mechanical inventions. Moletown is his second book for NorthSouth."