"Remember, little baron, the motto of the Trumps: Per Ardua ad Astra"the pathway to glory is strewn with pitfalls and dangers."
With these words in mind, Wilhelm Heinrich Sebastian Von Troompa.k.a. Baron Trumpand his plucky canine companion Bulger set out to find the marvelous World Within a World first described in a fifteenth-century manuscript of the Spanish explorer Don Fum. Rappelling down the Giants' Well in the Ural Mountains of Russia, the baron and Bulger emerge in a fantastic under world that is home to a number of different kingdoms and their extraordinary inhabitants: the land of the transparent-bodied Mikkamenkies, the City of Silver of the blind Soodopsies, the icebound realm of the Koltykwerps, and the forgotten domain of the forgetful Rattlebrains.
First published in 1863 Baron Trump's Marvelous Underground Journey is a fantastic adventure written in the tradition of Jules Verne's Journey to the Center of the Earth. Its colorful characters and their magical lands anticipate L. Frank Baum's The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and will resonate with readers of today.