For students ages eight to fourteen, the MY AMERICAN JOURNEY series presents a true history of the United States with a cleverly helpful dose of fiction. Each of the ten books recounts highlights from the life of a political, creative, or cultural legend. But to engage a student's interest from page one, a fictional narrator--usually a school-age person who somehow knew the main hero--tells the story with youthful vigor. Adding to Deborah Hedstrom-Page's unique lessons are illustrations from Sergio Martinez (Max Lucado's You Are Special). Each book also contains study questions and activity pages for every chapter. Thomas Edison (1847-1931) was a bright American inventor and businessman best-known for his patent of the light bulb. His story as retold here teaches readers about the core value of hope--expecting good things to happen.Martinez, Sergio is the author of 'From Telegraph to Light Bulb With Thomas Edison ', published 2007 under ISBN 9780805432718 and ISBN 080543271X.