Much to 8-year-old Archie's surprise, his father is no ordinary cab driver. In fact, his father is an intergalactic taxi driver who shuttles aliens from one area of the universe to another. It's up to Archie to help save the universe, all before breakfast!
In Book 2 of the series, Archie takes on his first case as a Junior Intergalactic Police Boy. He and his dad wind up at an underwater planet where they have to help track down a group who has just robbed the central bank.
Wendy Mass has written lots of books for kids, including The Candymakers, a New York Times bestseller, Every Soul a Star, and Pi in the Sky . Michael Brawer is a teacher who drives space taxis on the side. They live in New Jersey with their two kids and two cats, none of whom have left the solar system.
Wendy Mass won the ALA Schneider Family Book Award for her first young readers' novel, A Mango-Shaped Space, about a girl with the fascinating condition synesthesia. In Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life, a boy embarks on a life-changing journey. In Every Soul a Star, three very different kids are brought together by a solar eclipse; and in The Candymakers, four kids enter the contest of a lifetime. The Space Taxi series sends a boy and a talking cat on adventures to distant planets, and the Willow Falls books (beginning with 11 Birthdays) add a dash of magic into a small town. Wendy lives in New Jersey with her family.