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Space Taxi: Archie Takes Flight

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Archie Morningstar learns a big family secret and helps save the universe. All before breakfast!

It's not every day a regular kid like Archie gets to wake up at midnight. But today is Take Your Kid to Work Day, and Archie is finally allowed to ride along in his dad's taxi cab. He has been waiting eight years, eight months, and eight days for this moment to arrive.

But he's about to discover his dad is no ordinary cab driver...In fact, he drives an intergalactic space taxi! All night long, he shuttles aliens from one corner of the universe to another. And being a space taxi copilot is no easy task: Archie must steer them into wormholes, keep them from crashing into planets, deal with a very unusual cat...and save the universe from an evil mastermind!

Space Taxi marks the debut of a brand new chapter book series from New York Times bestselling author Wendy Mass and teacher Michael Brawer, filled with humor, adventure, and plenty of science to impress your friends and teachers!

Review:

"Mass (Pi in the Sky) and her husband Brawer kick off a lighthearted chapter book series introducing eight-year-old Archie Morningstar. It's a Take Your Kid to Work Day like no other when Archie discovers that his father's job as a taxi driver involves picking up fares all around the galaxy. 'Top of the line,' brags Archie's father after his cab sprouts wings and rockets into space. 'It only clunks and groans to blend in with regular cabs on Earth.' Archie, it turns out, has inherited a talent as a 'space map reader,' and he helps his father guide the cab through a wormhole to an alien world, where Archie meets a talking cat who's a member of the Intergalactic Security Force and learns about a mysterious criminal organization known as BURP. The emphasis is on out-of-this-world fun, but Mass and Brawer give the Morningstar family a warm, jokey closeness, while also including scientific information (about gravity, wormholes, and exoplanets) that complements the action. Final art not seen by PW. Ages 7 — 12. Authors' agent: Ginger Knowlton, Curtis Brown. Illustrator's agent: Lori Nowicki, Painted Words." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

About the Author

Wendy Mass is the New York Times bestselling author of The Candymakers, Every Soul a Star, Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life, and A Mango-Shaped Space.

Michael Brawer is a teacher in New Jersey. He and Wendy live in New Jersey with their children.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780316243193
Author:
Mass, Wendy
Publisher:
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Author:
Brawer, Michael
Author:
Gravel, Elise
Series:
Space Taxi
Publication Date:
20140431
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 1 up to 5
Language:
English
Pages:
112
Dimensions:
8 x 5.5 x 0.75 in 0.44 lb
Age Level:
from 6 up to 10

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Children's » Action and Adventure » Adventure Stories
Children's » Activities » General
Children's » Chapter Books
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Children's » Science Fiction and Fantasy » Science Fiction

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Product details 112 pages Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - English 9780316243193 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Mass (Pi in the Sky) and her husband Brawer kick off a lighthearted chapter book series introducing eight-year-old Archie Morningstar. It's a Take Your Kid to Work Day like no other when Archie discovers that his father's job as a taxi driver involves picking up fares all around the galaxy. 'Top of the line,' brags Archie's father after his cab sprouts wings and rockets into space. 'It only clunks and groans to blend in with regular cabs on Earth.' Archie, it turns out, has inherited a talent as a 'space map reader,' and he helps his father guide the cab through a wormhole to an alien world, where Archie meets a talking cat who's a member of the Intergalactic Security Force and learns about a mysterious criminal organization known as BURP. The emphasis is on out-of-this-world fun, but Mass and Brawer give the Morningstar family a warm, jokey closeness, while also including scientific information (about gravity, wormholes, and exoplanets) that complements the action. Final art not seen by PW. Ages 7 — 12. Authors' agent: Ginger Knowlton, Curtis Brown. Illustrator's agent: Lori Nowicki, Painted Words." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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