It's not ever day a regular kid like Archie gets to wake up at midnight. But this is no regular day. Today is "Take Your Kid to Work Day", and Archie is finally allowed to ride alongside his Dad in the taxi his father drives. Archie has been waiting eight years, eight months, and eight days for this day to arrive!
Much to 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. And on this night, Archie must work together with his dad (and a talking cat!) to thwart a spy in league with the largest evil mastermind of the galaxy.
Luckily, Archie helps to save the universe, all before breakfast!
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.