To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, this stunning picture book is now available in a special limited edition complete with a new cover, an introduction by the author, and three spreads of new art depicting the Apollo 11 mission and the moon landing!
Torben Kuhlmann transports readers to the moon and beyond in Armstrong—The Adventurous Journey of a Mouse to the Moon, where dreams are determined only by the size of one’s imagination and the biggest innovators are the smallest of all.
Praise for Armstrong—The Adventurous Journey of a Mouse to the Moon
“‘One Small Step for a Mouse’ indeed.”—Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review
“This beautifully illustrated story is a feast for mind and eyes and a strong selection to complement STEAM curricula.”—School Library Journal, Starred 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. He was captivated by small airplanes, strange machines, and steaming trains; these elements made their way into his drawings. He studied illustration and design at the Hamburg University for Applied Sciences. 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 books Lindbergh: The Tale of a Flying Mouse, Moletown, and Armstrong: The Adventurous Journey of a Mouse to the Moon quickly became best sellers and owe their inventiveness to Torben’s great enthusiasm for unusual mechanical inventions. Edison: The Mystery of the Missing Mouse Treasure, his fourth picture book for NorthSouth Books, was chosen as a 2019 Batchelder Honor.
The scientific notes at the end of the tale give those inquisitive minds any answers they were still missing and provide some more details into the Apollo mission. A great way to introduce students to the history behind the first man on the moon.
– School Library Journal
Kuhlmann’s copiously illustrated science fiction tribute to space exploration follows Armstrong on his quest to be the first mouse on the moon.