Lindbergh: The Tale Of A Flying Mouse

lindbergh“One small step for a mouse; one giant leap for aviation.” A courageous and intelligent little German mouse, terrified of mechanical mousetraps in his homeland, decides to flee to safety in America. He is inspired by bats (mice with wings), and after several failed attempts, he eventually builds a tiny airplane for his solo transatlantic flight to freedom. His designs are fascinating and reminiscent of Leonardo da Vinci. The realistic-looking little daredevil rodent becomes a mini-celebrity in New York and all of America and inspires a young boy named Charles Lindbergh. Minute details in the natural-toned, watercolor and pencil illustrations of facial expressions, machinery, and architecture are evocative and gorgeous. Aerial views and close-ups of old Hamburg are stunning. Back matter includes A Short History of Aviation with notes about Otto Lilienthal, the Wright brothers, and Charles Lindbergh. mjw
Title: Lindbergh: The Tale Of A Flying Mouse
Author: Torben Kuhlmann
Illustrator
: Torben Kuhlmann
Publisher
: North South Books, New York
Copyright
: 2014
Original Language
: German
Translator
: Suzanne Levesque
Original Title
: Lindbergh: Die abenteuerliche Geschichte einer fliegenden Maus
Original Publisher
: Nord Sud Verlag. Zurich, Switzerland
Original Copyright
: 2014
ISBN
: 978-0-7358-4167-3
Hardcover pages
: 96
Age range
: 4 up
Genre
: Picture book
Book setting
: Hamburg and New York
Author’s ethnicity
: German
Author’s residence
: Germany
Illustrator’s ethnicity
: German
Illustrator’s residence
: Germany
Awards
: 2015 USBBY Outstanding International Books Grades 3-5, 2015 Golden Island Award
Subjects
: Airplanes; Flight; Germany; Hamburg; Lindbergh, Charles A; Mice

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