When I was three years old, I was introduced to The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. And for close to a decade, I spent all my time reading the books, watching the various incarnations of the films, and walking around with a funnel on my head. I still enjoy the books and the movies (I’ve since retired the funnel, as it’s difficult to find a good one in my size), but now I find myself devoting quite a bit of time towards learning about the author of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, L. Frank Baum.
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The Magnificent Flying Baron Estate is the first adventure in the highly desired series, The Bizarre Baron Inventions! This book is a quirky, steampunk masterpiece that kids and adults will love. Readers will devour each whacky page and love each moment spent with the delightful characters. The Children's Book Review says, "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." We sat down with the witty author of this series, Eric Bower, to talk about his creative inspiration, favorite moments, and general silliness.
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As Rose and I tied him back to the wheel, we heard a thump and a splat. “What was that?” Rose asked. I looked up at the far right corner of the picture window. There was something stuck to it, something yellow and white and mushy. I pointed it out to Rose, and she made a face. “Oh no,” she groaned. “Did we just hit a bird or a giant bug?” “I don’t think so.”
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The Legend of Skyco: Spirit Quest is now available for purchase! Jennifer Frick-Ruppert has brought the historical context of the North Carolina's to life in this book that teaches about nature, biology, and history. This is an important book for readers young and old. What's left of the Algonquin culture and history is being preserved by the Chowanoke Indian Nation in North Carolina, who are currently seeking federal recognition. Be sure to check out their website to learn more about who they are!
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Get excited about our upcoming new middle-grade adventure book, The Magnificent Flying Baron Estate! This is a series that readers of all ages will adore and keep coming back to! Eric Bower is a master of humor who has combined his love of westerns and adventure stories into a steampunky adventure book. Follow Waldo Baron and his […]
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