The Tale of a Flying Mouse
One small step for a mouse; one giant leap for aviation.
These are dark times . . . for a small mouse. A new invention—the mechanical mousetrap—has caused all the mice but one to flee to America, the land of the free. But with cats guarding the steamships, trans-Atlantic crossings are no longer safe. In the bleakest of places . . . the one remaining mouse has a brilliant idea. He must learn to fly!
Debut illustrator Torben Kuhlmann’s inventive tale and stunning illustrations will capture the imagination of readers—young and old—with the death-defying feats of this courageous young mouse.
An exceptionally fine debut.
Publishers Weekly, Starred Review
The illustrations by debut German artist and author Torben Kulmann make this tale of an aviator mouse soar.
Shelf Awareness, 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
The sheer beauty of this book is likely to overwhelm the senses.
Elizabeth Bird, School Library Journal, A Fuse #8 Production
Kuhlman’s Lindbergh soars with its distinctive artwork, spectacular details, and its bright little star.
New York Journal of Books
Kuhlmann’s detailed and realistic watercolor-and-pencil illustrations seamlessly blend sweeping architectural backgrounds, technical drawings of each contraption, and dramatic predators looming large over the tiny aviator, all rendered in compelling layouts and a natural-toned palette.
- INDIEFAB Award, 2014