Torben Kuhlmann studied illustration and communications design at the Hamburg University of Applied Science, with book illustration as his main subject. In June 2012 he finished his studies by writing and illustrating the children’s book Lindbergh—The Tale of a Flying Mouse. This was his first picture book, and within a very short time it became a best seller. It has now been translated into more than thirty languages. Further mouse adventures followed with Armstrong (2016), Edison (2018), and Einstein (2021), all of which have achieved cult status.
*Starred Review. Edison is a beautiful and inspiring tale about two tiny creatures who refuse to belittle themselves by accepting the limits of “Never!” and who are awarded with history-shaping truth for their efforts.
– Michelle Anne Schingler, Foreword Reviews
*Starred Review. Kuhlmann has created another science-based adventure full of delightful details.
– Heidi Grange, School Library Journal
As in Kuhlmann's Armstrong (2016) and Lindbergh (2014), the journey turns out to be at least as rewarding as the prize.
– Kirkus Reviews
Recommend this engrossing mix of STEM and animal adventure to kids fascinated by engineering or invention.
– Sarah Hunter, Booklist
Praise for Armstrong
“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
Praise for Lindbergh—The Tale of a Flying Mouse
“Lindbergh is a splendid debut.”—The New York Times Sunday Book Review
“Perhaps the most visually stunning book of the year.”—The Huffington Post
Voted One of the Ten Best Indie Picture Books of 2014 by Foreword Magazine
USBBY Outstanding International Book
Praise for Moletown
“Thought-provoking and unique.”—School Library Journal, Starred Review
“A poignant picture book with an unmistakable message and gorgeous, mesmerizing artwork.”—Booklist, Starred Review