Torben Kuhlmann was born in Germany in 1982. Highly creative as a young child, Torben was recognised as early as kindergarten for being a gifted draftsman. He was captivated by small airplanes, strange machines, and steaming trains; these elements made their way into his drawings. He studied illustration and design at the Hamburg University for Applied Sciences. His preferred media are pen and watercolor. He also works with acrylics, oil paints, and digital programs. He works as a freelance illustrator in Hamburg. His books Lindbergh: The Tale of a Flying Mouse, Moletown, and Armstrong-The Adventurous Journey of a Mouse to the Moon quickly became best sellers and owe their inventiveness to Torben's great enthusiasm for unusual mechanical inventions. Edison -The Mystery of the Missing Mouse Treasure is his fourth picture book for NorthSouth Books.
*Starred Review. Edison is a beautiful and inspiring tale
about two tiny creatures who refuse to belittle themselves by
accepting the limits of "Never!" and who are awarded with
history-shaping truth for their efforts.--Michelle Anne Schingler
"Foreword Reviews "
Praise for Armstrong
"One Small Step for a Mouse' indeed."- Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review "This beautifully illustrated story is a feast for mind and eyes and a strong selection to complement STEAM curricula."--School Library Journal, Starred Review
"Lindbergh is a splendid debut."--The New York Times Sunday Book
Review "Perhaps the most visually stunning book of the year."--The
Huffington Post Voted One of the Ten Best Indie Picture Books of
2014 by Foreword Magazine USBBY Outstanding International Book
Praise for Moletown
"Thought-provoking and unique."--School Library Journal, Starred Review "A poignant picture book with an unmistakable message and gorgeous, mesmerizing artwork."--Booklist, Starred Review