Edison: The Mystery of the Missing Mouse Treasure by Torben KuhlmannEdison: The Mystery of the Missing Mouse Treasure by Torben Kuhlmann
Series: Mouse Adventures #3
Published by NorthSouth Books on October 2, 2018
Source: NetGalley
Genres: Childrens
Pages: 112
Format: eARC
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Award-winning illustrator Torben Kuhlmann’s stunning new book transports readers to new depths where imagination lights the way!

A long time ago, one mouse learned to fly, another landed on the moon...what will happen in the next Mouse adventure?

From the creator of Lindbergh—The Tale of a Flying Mouse and Armstrong, comes Edison—The Mystery of the Missing Mouse Treasure.

When two unlikely friends build a vessel capable of taking them to the bottom of the ocean find a missing treasure—the truth turns out to be far more amazing.

I loved Kuhlmann’s Armstrong, so was happy to have the chance to read Edison: The Mystery of the Missing Mouse Treasure. I adored it.

A little mouse, Pete, wants to find his ancestor’s treasure. The problem is that all the little mouse knows is that his ancestor sailed across the Atlantic and was never heard from again. He asks Professor Mouse to help him and together they find the ship that the mouse sailed on. Unfortunately the boat sank in the middle of the ocean, presumably with the treasure on board. Just like so many other mice, the Professor and Pete are very clever. It requires a lot of experimentation, research and a trip to the museum, but they build a mouse submarine that allows them to get to the bottom of the ocean and retrieve the treasure. They also discover what happened to Pete’s ancestor – don’t worry, he had a happy ending. He was rescued from the ship, just like all the human passengers.

The text can be a bit long, depending on the child, but the illustrations and plot make up for it. It’s a cute story and the detailed watercolor and ink illustrations are just gorgeous.

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Edison is definitely a book I would have added to our collection when Amber was younger. You’ll have to read it to see what the connection to Edison the inventor is though.

About Torben Kuhlmann

Torben Kuhlmann was born in 1982 and studied illustration and communications design at the University of Applied Design Hamburg. He finished his studies in 2012 with the picture book Lindbergh – the Tale of a Flying Mouse, which was published shorty afterward by NordSud Verlag, quickly became a bestseller, and has since been translated into more than 20 languages. Kuhlmann has a keen interest in the exciting history of aviation and a passion for science fiction and adventure stories.


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