Ida and the World Beyond Mount Kaiserzipf (Hardcover)

Ida and the World Beyond Mount Kaiserzipf By Linda Schwalbe, David Henry Wilson (Translated by) Cover Image

Ida and the World Beyond Mount Kaiserzipf (Hardcover)


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Ida Pfeiffer has a mind of her own.

Although she lives at a time when girls are expected to be mothers and housewives, Ida dreams of being an explorer and going on expeditions. She bravely sets off on her first trip around the world, an adventurous journey over land and sea, discovering faraway lands and meeting friendly people along the way.

With expressive colors, dynamic shapes, and a simple but evocative text, Linda Schwalbe’s debut picture book is a joyful tribute to Ida Pfeiffer—one of the first female explorers to travel around the world. 
Linda Schwalbe studied illustration at the Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design Halle and at the Berlin University of the Arts. Inspired by discoveries and adventures, music and nature, she is happiest painting with acrylics. She is the author/illustrator of Ida and the World Beyond Mount Kaiserzipf and the illustrator of Gaudi–Architect of Imagination, and a winner of the prestigious Serafina Award. She lives and works in Leipzig, Germany. 

David Henry Wilson, born in London, is a playwright, novelist, children’s book author, and translator. His plays have been produced in many well-known theaters in Great Britain as well as abroad, and his children’s books—especially the Jeremy James series—have been translated into many languages. His novel The Coachman Rat received critical acclaim on both sides of the Atlantic. For many years he lectured at the universities of Bristol (England) and Konstanz (Germany), where he founded the university theater. His translations from French and German cover many subjects, ranging from literary theory, art, travel, and general culture to children’s novels and picture books.
Product Details ISBN: 9780735844209
ISBN-10: 0735844208
Publisher: NorthSouth Books
Publication Date: September 1st, 2020
Pages: 64
Language: English
Ida’s untamed spirit is gloriously captured in the boisterous colors and naive style of Schwalbe’s acrylic paintings, which offer glimpses of Ida’s excursions to Indonesia and Madagascar, as well as a stomach-churning sea voyage that left her explorer’s heart undeterred. 
— Julia Smith

...the story captures the curiosity and courage of a woman who finally followed her dream.
— Kirkus Reviews