The story begins in July of 1888, when Willie is only 6 3/4 years old. Willie's Uncle James asks him what he wants to be when he grows up. When Willie meets the local lamplighter, he decides he wants to bring light into peoples' lives. Read to find out how Willie becomes a lamplighter. Novel by Bernice Thurman Hunter. Reproducible chapter questions, plus comprehension questions, a story summary, author biography, creative and cross curricular activities, complete with answer key.