Ida and the World Beyond Mount Kaiserzipf

full color throughout $ 18.95 US / $ 25.95 CAD Hardcover / 9.5 x 12.25 64 pages / ages 4 to 8 ISBN: 978-0-7358-4420-9

Ida and the World Beyond Mount Kaiserzipf

Ida has a mind of her own.

With expressive colors, dynamic shapes, and a simple but evocative text, Linda Schwalbe’s debut picture book is a joyful tribute to Ida Pfeiffer—one of the first female explorers to travel around the world.

...the story captures the curiosity and courage of a woman who finally followed her dream.
Kirkus Reviews

Ida’s untamed spirit is gloriously captured in the boisterous colors and naive style of Schwalbe’s acrylic paintings, which offer glimpses of Ida’s excursions to Indonesia and Madagascar, as well as a stomach-churning sea voyage that left her explorer’s heart undeterred. -
Booklist Magazine

Linda talks about the inspiration for Ida and the World Beyond Mount Kaiserzipf and why she chose to explore the contributions of lesser-known female adventurer Ida Pfieffer.
Let's Talk Picture Books Blog

  • Winner of the Serafina Award, 2020