The Magnificent Flying Baron Estate

The Magnificent Flying Baron Estate

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Waldo Baron awakes one morning to find his inventor parents have turned their house into a flying machine, and they intend to enter into a race across the country in the hopes of winning the $500 prize. His parents' plans go astray when they are kidnapped by Rose Blackwood, the sister of notorious villain Benedict Blackwood, who intends to use the prize money to free her brother from prison. But Rose is not what she seems to be, and Waldo finds himself becoming friends with their kindly kidnapper as they race across the country in the magnificent flying Baron estate!
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Product details

  • Hardback | 250 pages
  • 144 x 205 x 20mm | 412g
  • Amberjack Publishing Company
  • ID, United States
  • English
  • 1944995137
  • 9781944995133

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The year is 1891, and Waldo "W.B." Baron has just woken up to find his house flying--no, wait, floating?--floating a thousand feet above the ground. His inventor parents have transformed their house into a flying machine, which they've entered into a race around the country. Unfortunately for W.B. (who knows less about science than the average tapeworm), that means missing a show staring the hero of his favorite adventure novels, Sheriff Graham.

The incomparably klutzy W.B. gets his own taste of the Wild West when his family's flying house is hijacked by Rose Blackwood, the sister of Sheriff Graham's greatest nemesis, the vilest villain, the cruelest criminal, Benedict Blackwood. Rose forces the Barons to continue the race, so that she can steal the prize money and break her brother out of jail.

With the help of an unusually tiny friend and aided by a baffling interpretation of simple scientific concepts, W.B. is finally given the chance to be the hero, instead of the kid who reads about the hero while eating too much pie.
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About Eric Bower

Eric Bower is a large, furry-faced man, who is married to a lovely, curly-haired woman named Laura. They live in a one-hundred-year old cottage in sunny Southern California, with their fuzzy and willfully difficult cat and dictator, Freyja. Eric enjoys writing silly books, playing his acoustic guitar, and using an extravagant number of unnecessary adjectives.
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4 35% (22)
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2 6% (4)
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