The Ravens of Solemano or The Order of the Mysterious Men in Black Aims to Share the Magic of Science with Kids of All Ages
The year is 1903 and around the world marvelous things are happening. Aida de Acosta is flying dirigibles over France, the Ford Model A is rolling under its own power, and Nikola Tesla has performed visual wonders with electrodynamic induction. This magical setting, where the magic is the very real product of science and technology, is where author Eden Unger Bowditch picks up the story set in motion by "The Atomic Weight of Secrets or The Arrival of the Mysterious Men in Black," the first in The Young Inventors Guild trilogy.
Book two, "The Ravens of Solemano or The Order of the Mysterious Men in Black," will hit store shelves September 24, 2013 from Bancroft Press. The story carries the promise of a grander scale and a whimsical eye toward the incredible history of human invention.
The heroes of the tale, the young inventors themselves, are thrown headlong into unexpected travels and battles with the villainous Komar Romak, a dangerous figure whose devious motives remain unknown. These challenges test the children's intellect and resolve while they try to maintain their normal lives of learning, playing, and devouring sweets.
P. B. Kerr, the bestselling author of the Children of the Lamp series, found The Young Inventors Guild to be "Simply brilliant."
Susan Wilner of the Chicago Public Library said the first book was "a wonderfully delightful and charming book that will engage a wide age range of children and young adults." Indeed anyone who has found themselves tinkering, wondering, or exploring the natural world will see something captivating in the work of the Young Inventors Guild.