By Egmont

Reviewed for Third Grade, 2010

Tom's double-great-grandfather is a hard act to follow. He's Thomas Edison! But this kid has more than his ancestor's name, he has his penchant for coming up with crazy contraptions. Tom's inventions always hinge on an incredible idea, but never seem to work out as planned. When his dad loses his job and the family decides to move from Yonkers to Kansas,Tom figures his only hope is to figure out Edison's secret alchemy formula... Problem is, he's not the only one on the case. Cool historical tidbits, secret societies, and a pulse-racing plot equal pure gold for kids ready for an adventure. (Egmont, $15.99)