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Armstrong

The Adventurous Journey of a Mouse to the Moon

Translated by David Henry Wilson
Published by NorthSouth Books
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

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About The Book

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: The Adventurous Journey of a Mouse to 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.

About The Author

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.

Product Details

  • Publisher: NorthSouth Books (September 1, 2016)
  • Length: 128 pages
  • ISBN13: 9780735842625
  • Grades: 2 - 6
  • Ages: 8 - 12

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Raves and Reviews

"Use this book for everything you can think of: in art lessons, history lessons, discussions on creativity and innovation, studies on why some people (or mice) think differently from everyone else; and the fact that everyone can achieve their goals, no matter how small or furry, if they only believe (and work and plan and experiment)."

– New York Journal of Books

"Kuhlmann’s copiously illustrated science fiction tribute to space exploration follows Armstrong on his quest to be the first mouse on the moon."

– School Library Journal, starred review

"'One Small Step for a Mouse' indeed."

– Kirkus Reviews, starred review

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