I received "Lindbergh, the Tale of the Flying Mouse" around noon today and I sat right down to read it. This magical edition was written by Torben Kuhlmann and he has every reason to be proud of this, his first publication.
This book is so special in every regard and I will never part with it. Not only is it exquisitely written but the drawings/illustrations are so captivating that I found myself as an adult reader, stopping and just looking at the drawing on each and every page and if I am spellbound, just think how a youngster will feel!
Mr. Kuhlmann starts his story by writing that a little creature, Lindbergh the Mouse, is unhappy in his homeland of England and feels that he should leave for America, "the land of the brave and the home of the free" and then the author goes on to show how a tiny little creature, sets out to accomplish this feat. His drawings are magical to say the least!
Would I recommend this children's story to others? MOST DEFINITELY! But they will have to purchase their own because I'm not sharing my copy!
Some additional information from the publicity material for the book:
A video trailer featuring Lindbergh: The Tale of a Flying Mouse is available at YouTube.
Originally published by NordSud Verlag in January 2014, based in Zurich, it will now be published by NYC based imprint, NorthSouth Books in May 2014. The quality and value of Lindbergh: The Tale of a Flying Mouse has already been recognized by reviewers throughout Europe. The book even includes a Foreword by Bob van der Linden of the National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution, who is the curator responsible for the care of Charles Lindbergh's Spirit of St. Louis. Germany-based Kuhlmann will be doing a U.S. book tour May 24th - 30th, 2014 which includes The Smithsonian Air and Space Museum and the Book Expo New York.
Torben Kuhlmann (www.torben-kuhlmann.com ) is an illustrator for one of Germany's most successful advertising agencies, Jung von Matt in Hamburg. Influenced by John Singer Sargent and Norman Rockwell, Kuhlmann attended University of Applied Sciences in Hamburg. His other passion is the colorful history of aviation, from the early sketches and designs by Leonardo DaVinci to the first pioneers like Lilienthal, Wright, and Lindbergh. His first children's book,
"Lindbergh: The Tale of a Flying Mouse"
by Torben Kuhlmann
Hardcover $19.95 U.S./$20.95 CAN)
May 1st, 2014.