Lindbergh: The Tale of a Flying Mouse

A beautifully illustrated and very inventive children’s book entitled “Lindbergh: The Tale of a Flying Mouse” by Torben Kuhlmann has just been added to the JP collection.

The forward to the book written by F. Robert van der Linden, Curator at the National Air and Space Museum, sets the stage for the reader. He writes that most think that a French flying ace, Rene Fonck, inspired Charles Lindbergh to attempt to fly the Atlantic. But could it be true that it wasn’t Fonck but a little German mouse who was Lindbergh’s true inspiration.

This remarkable, well-read mouse was worried that his food supply was being taken away from him by a monstrous new contraption–the mouse trap. He needed to go to a distant country, the US, to find food. From this point on the mouse tries to perfect a flying machine–eventually succeeding and flying from Europe to America.

Every page is illustrated with beautiful, vivid pictures–some are double-paged. One of the first illustrations is the mouse surrounded by dozens of mousetraps. The text takes a second seat to the illustrations.

This would be a great book to read one-on-one with a child or to a group.

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