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Published by NorthSouth Books
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

About The Book

A 2015 Foreword INDIES finalist in Picture Books (Children's)

"Kuhlmann’s detailed art will pull in readers who like to see how things fit together, while his message is abundantly clear for everyone." –Kirkus Reviews

Torben Kulhmann's stunningly illustrated, nearly wordless tale offers a fascinating window into an imaginary, yet hauntingly familiar world under our feet, where a mole suddenly recognizes the precarious balance between progress and preservation. Kulhmann's open ended text encourages thoughtful exploration into possible solutions, and his delightful endpapers depict a montage of solutions that could very well save the moles' world and ours.

About The Author

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. 

Product Details

  • Publisher: NorthSouth Books (October 1, 2015)
  • Length: 32 pages
  • ISBN13: 9780735842083
  • Grades: P - 2
  • Ages: 4 - 8

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Raves and Reviews

[Younger readers]...will be transfixed by the gracefully drafted and soberly colored paintings of the moles, their intricately engineered machines, and their exhausted, poorly-lit world.

– Publishers Weekly

Kuhlmann’s detailed art will pull in readers who like to see how things fit together...

– Kirkus Reviews

Explicit in its message. Subtle in its presentation. In short, a beaut.

– Elizabeth Bird, A Fuse #8 Production, School Library Journal

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