for The Strange Round Bird, or the Poet, the King, and the Mysterious Men in Black by Eden Unger Bowditch
The long-awaited Strange Round Bird brings Eden Unger Bowditch's Young Inventors Guild trilogy to a satisfying conclusion--no mean feat with so many threads and mysteries to be resolved. The children--young inventors all--are brought together with their parents at last in what seems like a peaceful retreat. But the evil Komar Romak waits behind the scenes and innocents may get hurt. While parents hide in secret laboratories, doing who knows what, the children resolve to take immediate action and set out through the streets of Cairo, finding clues, analyzing mysteries, and utilizing those curious inventions they've so carefully designed.