Space Taxi (Hardcover)

Archie Takes Flight

By Wendy Mass, Michael Brawer, Elise Gravel (Illustrator)

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 9780316243193, 112pp.

Publication Date: April 1, 2014

List Price: 15.00*
* Individual store prices may vary.

Description

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!


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.


Praise For Space Taxi: Archie Takes Flight

"Zany adventures, a wacky plot and plenty of slapstick humor make this a quick, enjoyable read. A solid start to a new chapter-book series."—Kirkus

"Out-of-this-world fun."—Publishers Weekly

"This series opener zips along at an energetic pace that will keep readers actively engaged. Plenty of humor and adventure [...] and the inclusion of science facts at the end adds an educational element...Readers will look to the stars for more interplanetary adventures to come."—School Library Journal

"The plot moves right along, helping the newly independent reader stay engaged. The description of the map is especially enticing: who wouldn't love a 3-D map that changes with every turn, opening up whole new galaxies? Occasional black-and-white cartoon illustrations add to the fun and keep the pages turning. The number 1 on the book's spine indicates that this is just the first adventure for Archie-here's to more to come!"—The Horn Book

"The plotting never overdoes it, the surprises are gentle, and the humor is always on target for a young demographic."—Booklist