The Magnificent Flying Baron Estate book cover, house flying over desert, boy and girl running on the ground underneath the house, woman with head out the window

the bizarre baron inventions | book 1

The Magnificent Flying Baron Estate

By Eric Bower

Release Date: 5/16/2017 (hardcover) | 12/11/2018 (paperback)

  • Hardcover ISBN: 9781944995133

  • Paperback ISBN: 9781944995263

  • eBook ISBN: 9781944995188

When Invention Meets adventure!

The year is 1891, and Waldo “W.B.” Baron has just woken up to find his house flying—no, wait, floating?—a thousand feet above the ground. His inventor parents have transformed their house into a flying machine and entered a race around the country.

But when the family’s house is hijacked by Rose Blackwood, sister of the vile villain Benedict Blackwood, the bookish and incomparably klutzy W.B. has the chance to be the hero, instead of the kid who reads about the hero while eating too much pie.


The Magnificent Flying Baron Estate is an enjoyable old-school Western with a contemporary feel, thanks to the steampunk addition of Ma and Pa’s inventions.
— The Children's Book Review
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About Eric Bower

Eric Bower is the author of the Bizarre Baron Inventions series, including The Magnificent Flying Baron Estate, The Splendid Baron Submarine, The Wonderful Baron Doppelgänger Device, and The Tremendous Baron Time Machine. He’s also a playwright whose plays have been produced in Southern California, New York City, and Wisconsin. He lives in Pasadena, California, with his lovely wife Laura, and their frighteningly clever pets, Freyja the cat and Kelda the corgi.