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Moletown by Torben Kuhlmann


by Torben Kuhlmann

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This book really gave me the chills. The entire book is a wordless, extended metaphor that represents and mirrors human settlement of the planet and building of "culture." The book also depicts the increasing presence of television and the dominating force of screens and technology throughout the book. Moletown also depicts the ruin and devastation of the natural world by "civilizations."
  Kathrin.McCoy | Dec 3, 2017 |
What a great jumping off point for reflective questions. Moletown is a wordless book about the mole society, which turns out to be rather human like and recreation of important moments in the Industrial Revolution. May students would be captivated by the beautiful color and black and white illustrations. I would use this book to discuss the Industrial Revolution and walk students through how to create their own cartoon style renditions of historical moments in society. With or without moles.
  Womanwellread | Aug 21, 2017 |
This tells the story of a town full of moles, through the generations and shows how it just keeps growing and the equipment keeps advancing.
  jengro3 | Aug 16, 2017 |
The illustrations in this book were just gorgeous -- I love when there are so many things to look at on each page, so many tiny details.
  sw502 | Aug 12, 2017 |
Absolutely incredible! Amazingly done. ( )
  MeganTrue | Mar 18, 2017 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0735842086, Hardcover)

Torben Kulhmann's stunningly illustrated, nearly wordless tale offers a fascinating window into an imaginary, yet hauntingly familiar word under our feet, where a mole suddenly recognizes the precarious balance between progress and preservation. Kulhmann's open ended text encourages thoughtful exploration into possible solutions, and his delightful endpapers depict a montage of solutions that could very well save the moles' world and ours.

(retrieved from Amazon Sat, 11 Jul 2015 08:31:46 -0400)

"Torben Kuhlmann's stunningly illustrated, nearly wordless tale offers a fascinating window into an imaginary yet hauntingly familiar world under our feet, where the moles suddenly recognize the precarious balance between progress and preservation. But is it too late?"--Page [2] of cover.… (more)

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