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Armstrong : the adventurous journey of a mouse to the moon / Torben Kuhlmann ; translated by David Henry Wilson.

Kuhlmann, Torben, 1982- (author,, artist.).

Available copies

  • 3 of 3 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 3 of 3 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

Current holds

0 current holds with 3 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Breckenridge Public Library J KUH (Text) 33500012406278 Main Available -
Crookston Public Library J KUH (Text) 33500013058110 New Available -
Detroit Lakes Public Library J KUH (Text) 33500013058128 New Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 0735842620
  • ISBN: 9780735842625
  • ISBN: 0735843783
  • ISBN: 9780735843783
  • Physical Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
  • Publisher: Zürich, Switzerland : North-South Books, Inc., 2016.

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.:
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: A Mouse on 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.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2016 August #1
    *Starred Review* Kuhlmann is no stranger to animal inventors (Moletown, 2015) or mice with a penchant for flight (Lindbergh, 2014), and his newest illustrated tale dovetails the themes with a stargazing mouse who shoots for the moon. Opening with a wordless double-page spread, a tiny mouse stands atop a pile of books in a cluttered attic to look through a gigantic telescope at the night sky. He decides to share his discoveries at a secret mouse meeting, but when he makes the exciting announcement that "the moon is a giant ball of stone!" his fellow mice refuse to believe it could be made of anything other than cheese. When a letter arrives confirming his lunar declaration and inviting him to the Smithsonian, the mouse makes the journey to the museum, where he finds a small room devoted to mouse aviation history. Inspired, the mouse decides he will design his own flying machine and travel to the moon—something not even humans have yet accomplished. Kuhlmann intermixes beautiful wordless spreads and paragraphs of text as the mouse studies, sketches, builds, and ultimately takes to the skies. Rich with adventure and the spirit of discovery, the text rightfully declares, "Nothing is too difficult for a clever mouse!" A concluding history of space travel adds context for the story, highlighting key events and individuals—human and otherwise. Copyright 2014 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

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. Captivated by small airplanes, strange machines, and steaming trains, these elements made their way

Subject: Mice > Juvenile fiction.
Moon > Exploration > Juvenile fiction.
Space flight > Juvenile fiction.
Picture books for children.
Armstrong, Neil, 1930-2012 > Juvenile fiction.
Mice > Fiction.

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