Saturday, February 27, 2016
14. Space Taxi: Archie Takes Flight - Wendy Mass & Michael Brawer
2014, Little Brown Books for Young Readers
SciFi for kids
Goodreads rating: 3.72
Setting: Anywhere, USA
First line/s:"Beep! Beep! Beep! Beep! It's not everyday a kid like me gets to wake up at midnight."
My comments: I'm really glad that there are so many people out there who liked this book. I love Wendy Mass. I hate giving a negative review. I'm going to test this out on kids, but I thought it was really stupid. Over-the-top stupid. I'll definitely change my rating if I find any kids who like it!
Goodreads synopsis: 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!