Ever wonder how young Tom Swift, Jr. got his start? Surely, he didn't just appear at the age of 18, almost fully grown and in possession of the world's largest flying vehicle, his Sky Queen, and already a respected inventor and scientist.
This is the story about how Tom got his start. The story about his first major invention.
It is 1942 and Tom is almost desperate to help the war effort. He only has a few things going against him: he has no idea what he wants to invent; he receives a quarter dollar allowance each week, and; he is only eight years old!
But, his IS Tom Swift, after all!