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The Splendid Baron Submarine Awareness Tour

The Splendid Baron Submarine, by Eric Bower | Awareness Tour

Awareness Tour sponsored by Amberjack Publishing
The Children’s Book Review | November 15, 2017

Pirate treasure? A clandestine meeting? A terribly rude monkey with personal boundary and hygiene issues?


Do we have your attention? Good! Come along with author Eric Bower on the The Splendid Baron Submarine awareness tour.


The Splendid Baron Submarine Tour Dates

Wednesday November 15 2017
The Children’s Book Review
Tour Kick-Off & Giveaway

Thursday November 16 2017
Word Spelunking
Interview with Eric Bower

Friday November 17 2017
Tales of A Wanna-Be SuperHero Mom
An article by author Eric Bower

Monday November 20 2017
Mommy Ramblings
The Splendid Baron Submarine Book Review

Wednesday November 22 2017
LitPick Student Book Reviews
An article by author Eric Bower

Friday November 24 2017
The Fairview Review
The Splendid Baron Submarine Book Review

Monday November 27 2017
Nonperfect Parenting
An excerpt from The Splendid Baron Submarine

Wednesday November 29 2017
Teacher Dance
The Splendid Baron Submarine Book Review

Thursday November 30 2017
Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers
The Splendid Baron Submarine Book Review

Friday December 1 2017
The Children’s Book Review
The Splendid Baron Submarine Book Review

Monday December 4 2017
Shooting Stars Mag
The Splendid Baron Submarine Book Review

Tuesday December 5 2017
The Lovely Books
An excerpt from The Splendid Baron Submarine

Wednesday December 6 2017
icefairy’s Treasure Chest
The Splendid Baron Submarine Book Review

About the Book

The Splendid Baron SubmarineThe Splendid Baron Submarine

Written by Eric Bower

Illustrated by Agnieszka Grochalska

Publisher’s Synopsis: 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?

Ages 9-12 | Publisher: Amberjack Publishing | November 14, 2017 | ISBN-13: 978-1944995256

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About the Author


Eric Bower Author Photo

Eric Bower

Eric Bower is the author of The Bizarre Baron Inventions series. He was born in Denville, New Jersey, an event of which he has little recollection, yet the people who were there have repeatedly assured him that it happened. He currently lives in Pasadena, California. His favorite type of pasta is cavatappi, his favorite movie is The Palm Beach Story, and he is the proud recipient of a “Beanology Degree” from Jelly Belly University in Fairfield, California. His wife and family have told him that the degree is nothing to be proud of, since “It’s not a real degree. You know that . . . Right?” and “Eric, they literally give them to everyone who visits the Jelly Belly factory,” but he knows that they’re all just jealous.

Read our exclusive interview » Eric Bower Discusses ‘The Magnificent Flying Baron Estate’

About the Illustrator

Agnieszka Grochalska is an illustrator living and working in Warsaw, Poland. As a child she wanted to be an astronaut or a jet pilot. Eventually she changed her mind and dedicated her keen eye and steady hand to drawing precise and detailed compositions reminiscent of classical storybook illustrations.

She received a MFA in Graphic Arts in 2014, exploring traditional painting, printmaking, and sculpting along the way. Currently she works predominantly in digital medium, striving to make it look as natural as her works drawn traditionally. Her illustrative works were featured in group exhibitions both in Poland and abroad.

Agnieszka enjoys travel and cultural exchange with people from around the world, referencing those experiences in her works alongside the Slavic folklore of her homeland. When she isn’t drawing or traveling, you can find her exploring the worlds of fiction in books and story-driven games.

Agnieszka’s works can be viewed in her online portfolio at agroshka.com.


The Splendid Baron Submarine Awareness Tour Giveaway

Enter to win a The Splendid Baron Submarine themed prize pack!

One (1) winner receives:

  • A copy of The Splendid Baron Submarine, by Eric Bower
  • A The Splendid Baron Submarine themed gift pack. Includes some pirate-themed goodies, Go Fish, and ghostly treats as well.

How to enter:

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  • You can also gain bonus daily entries.

Giveaway rules:

  • Enter between 12:00 AM Mountain Time on November 15, 2017 and 11:59 PM on December 15, 2017.
  • Open to residents of the fifty United States and the District of Columbia who are 13 and older.
  • Winners will be selected at random on or about December 18, 2017.
  • Odds of winning depend on number of eligible entries received. Void where prohibited or restricted by law.

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  • Sounds like a fun adventure to share with the children’s story time group at my local library.

    November 15, 2017
  • I think I would have a long talk to that rude monkey to straighten him/her out!! Believe my granddaughter would enjoy reading about this adventure. The treasure hunt would definitely peak her interest.

    November 15, 2017
  • This sound like a really cute book to share with my nieces & nephews.

    November 15, 2017
  • The book sounds very entertaining. I’d like to share it with my little nephew, he’d get a big kick out of it I’m sure.

    November 15, 2017
  • Any treasure hunt will grab the grandson’s attention. He’d love to read this. I’d probably leave the rude monkey behind.

    November 15, 2017
    • I just wanted to let you know when I tried to pin it to Pinterest it said it wasn’t a valid picture and it wouldn’t left me pin it.

      November 15, 2017
  • In it to WIN it! Thank You!!

    November 16, 2017
  • About the monkey, make him follow the same rules as the children, like wash up before eating and so forth. I think our grandchildren would really enjoy this. Since allergies keep animals out of their house, they love watching animal type things.

    November 16, 2017
  • “Answer one or both of these questions: How would you handle a terribly rude monkey with personal boundary and hygiene issues? Why are you excited to win this book?” I would carry spray bottles with me everywhere, one filled with soapy water and one with perfume, to spray at the little monkey.

    November 16, 2017
  • This would be wonderful for my grandsons. They would enjoy this delightful prize.

    November 16, 2017
  • The monkey needs to learn form example how to behave better at least most of the time. My five year old grandson has a jungle themed room and enjoys going to the zoo and nature center.

    November 19, 2017
  • I would put a terribly rude monkey in time out and then tell him it is time for a bubble bath. Not forgetting to brush his teeth either. lol

    November 19, 2017
  • I’m always looking for books for my nieces and nephews, and this looks like a winner!

    November 19, 2017
  • my grandson Logan would love this book, he is such a happy boy and monkeys

    November 21, 2017
  • Hey Monkey…let’s have a conversation about attitude, stinkattude, & Hey You..Get off of my Cloud!

    November 26, 2017
  • I would hose that monkey down every time it came near me. I don’t know if that will work.

    November 28, 2017
  • This book sounds like a great book for my son. I probably would hide from this monkey.

    November 30, 2017
  • The monkey would have to learn manners and how to keep himself clean.

    December 11, 2017
  • Love the question, actually stumped me a bit. Well, I believe teaching through emulation works wonders so, I would create a fun shower outside with lots of suds to clean up the monkey. As for his manners, well, I am an Alpha mentality LOL

    December 15, 2017

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