The Splendid Baron Submarine - AVAILABLE NOW!
The wait is finally over! The Splendid Baron Submarine, the latest installment in Eric Bower's The Bizarre Baron Inventions Series, is now available! Dive into another adventure with W.B. and his family as they embark on a super secret and intensely important treasure hunt to repay a national debt. Evil monkeys, a pirate’s curse, the world’s most stolen diamond… WB is in for quite an adventure!
Waldo “W.B.” Baron is back with another amazing adventure in another incredible invention! Pirate treasure? A clandestine meeting? A terribly rude monkey with personal boundary and hygiene issues? Two of those things sound like a dream come true to W.B, whose clever inventor parents are hired—by the Vice President!—to go on a super secret and intensely important treasure hunt to repay a national debt. If only it weren’t for that lousy, rude monkey, it would be the beginning of a perfect adventure. But at least it isn’t squirrels… The treasure hunt gives the Baron family the opportunity to use their exceptional steam-powered submarine, freshly biggened and ready for adventure! But things are seldom straightforward for the eccentric Baron family, and this treasure hunt is no exception. W.B.’s trademark bad luck has him suffering monstrous marine misfortune and marauding monkey misery. Can the Baron family embark on their newest adventure without the eggy and depressing Aunt Dorcas? Will the Barons find the treasure they seek? Will they save the country from financial ruin? Where does the monkey fit in, anyway? Do we like asking questions? Not really, but inside you’ll meet someone who likes asking questions and then answering them (despite his claims to the contrary, he really does like it). Oh, did we mention the pirate’s curse?
Praise for The Splendid Baron Submarine!
"The Splendid Baron Submarine is delightfully absurd, imaginative, and fun—a wonderful book for middle-school children to read on their own, and an even better book for families to read aloud together."
- Foreword Reviews
"The novel includes aspects of history and science as well as themes of belonging, acceptance, and the importance of creativity and adaptability. Fans of the first book will be eager to read this sequel."
- School Library Journal
"I found this book most creative and see it as stirring all kinds of visuals in the reader's imagination. They will feel like they're along for the wild ride with each page."
-Story Monsters Ink
"There are a lot of cool inventions. There is one that switches the gravity in the room so everything falls to the ceiling. There is also a Shrinking Machine, a Bigging Machine, and a Super-Grabber Device that all do exactly what they sound like. I like that there are so many inventions because I love them and want to build them when I grow up. People who like inventions will like this book."
- Kids' Book Buzz
"I really liked the jumping around as W.B. told the story and the imagination expanding scenes with the goofy antics of everyone from poor Aunt Dorcas, who always gets left behind, to the bodyguards who come to kidnap the family."