This is an excerpt from a realistic fiction story that involves the life of famous inventor, Thomas Edison, and his conflict with Nikola Tesla as a backdrop to the present day life of his great-great-great grandson, Thomas Edison IV. The present day Edison aspires to "put the Edison name back on the map" through his newest inventions. There are numerous examples of figurative language as well as inference, theme and compare and contrast (between the lives of both Edisons). There is also a very unique social studies piece that allows students to identify the inventions of Edison, Tesla, Firestone and Ford. Contains over 40 questions and examples for discussion.