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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'sArchie 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!...

Title : Space Taxi: Archie Takes Flight
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ISBN : 9780316243193
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 112 Pages
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Space Taxi: Archie Takes Flight Reviews

  • Rashika (is tired)
    2018-10-02 19:11

    Occasionally, I will pick up a book that I have never heard of because I like the cover and the title. That’s what I did with this book and look where it got me? SUCKED INTO YET ANOTHER SERIES. Curse all the cute kid books. They’re always sucking me in with their adorableness and I am left to deal with the consequences.Reasons to read this book-It features a talking alien cat nicknamed Pockets. This reminds me of that time when I was in third grade and wrote a story about an alien family whose dog started talking (but that’s beside the point.)-Archie is 8 years 8 months 8 days old and his life is about to change. He is going to find out that his dad is not just any taxi driver; his dad is a space taxi driver. His dad travels across galaxies (and gets to use wormholes) to pick up his customers.-An adorable father son relationship-Aliens, outerspace, crime fighting cats!!!!!!-Also cuteness.I need to get my hands on book 2 soon...

  • Laura
    2018-10-14 19:15

    Let’s blast off into space!”Streaks of color fly past our windows almost faster than I can see them. I gasp as we twist and turn like we’re on the universe’s longest roller coaster.”I loved this book! Archie Morningstar’s smile, enthusiasm, and energy shoot off the pages! I laughed and smiled right along with him as they zipped and dipped through the stars.This is a big night for eight years, eight months, and eight days old Archie Morningstar. He is off to work with Dad in his taxi cab. But Archie is in for a world of surprise when he realizes Dad sees a lot more than just city streets. Dad’s secret is out as soon as they take off. Dad sees galaxies, wormholes, stars and aliens in his space taxi every night! Can Archie learn to navigate through this new world? Jump on board and find out. The energy and imagination in this story are contagious. I loved every new twist and turn and word. Great read-aloud words like glob, gasp, whiz and loop-de-loops. Haha…I was grinning at page three! Archie and his Dad run into fur flying fun and trouble packed with surprises. Space cat cuteness (Yes, I said space cats! Hehe…) action, laughs, facts, pictures, and heart. This book has it all! Heartfelt messages and facts are seamlessly slipped in between the action. It was perfect! Mom giving Archie an extra-long look and hug as he goes out the door—maybe seeing for the first time how fast the years fly by. And Dad! His pride is evident in every word and smile he throws Archie’s way. You can tell how much this father and son team enjoyed their space taxi ride! How much they loved sharing and spending time together.I can’t recommend this book enough. It is sure to put a smile on your face.Looking forward to more trips into space with Archie and his Dad!

  • David
    2018-10-11 00:38

    Full disclosure first: I met Wendy Mass at a library meet and greet yesterday, mostly because my daughter (an English teacher) was unable to attend. I had done a bit of preparation, going to the author's website to see what she had done, and downloaded one of her more recent books that caught my attention, Pi in the Sky. A quick reading in that book was sufficient to spark my interest beyond simply meeting a random author. This chapter book was given to me, autographed to my grandson, right in the middle age of the target audience at age 8. I read it last night and thoroughly enjoyed the quirky humor and adventure involved. It is often a mystery for children to know what their parents do all day long while they are at school. Archie Morningstar knows that his dad drives a taxi at night, and he is tremendously excited that it is Take Your Kid To Work Day, because he will be spending the night with his Dad. Is he in for a surprise! Dad operates a Space Taxi, and his fares are all over the galaxy. Archie is in for more than a speedy trip across the stars.The book is fast paced, the characters sketched just enough to inspire the imagination of an early reader, and the story line resolves quickly, leaving nice openings for sequels. At the end of the book are some interesting science information and speculation about gravity, wormholes, and exoplanets. My grandson finished the book and was excited to discuss it with me. He was so excited, we almost started discussing it at a family lunch, but he asked me to wait, because he didn't want to spoil it for anybody else who might want to read it. I'd say the characters, concept and plot worked well, based on his reaction.I'm going to see what my grandson thinks of this one, and report back soon.

  • Sarah Johnson
    2018-10-17 18:29

    I read this aloud to my three year-old. It is the first chapter book I read to him. He picked it out at the library and I was doubtful about reading it because he had never sat for a story with no pictures. It was a huge hit. There are not many illustrations, but the ones that are in the story are cute and funny and help listeners to visualize the action. Since this is the first chapter book I read aloud to my son and because he is so young, we re-read every chapter. I read two chapters at a time and then the next night, we read the same two over again. The chapters are short enough that they will hold a preschooler's attention and the content is at a younger child's level. There is no foul or questionable language and definitely a good start for reading chapter books aloud to a young child.

  • Jeannie
    2018-09-26 23:26

    This is story isn't just on "Take your child to work day." Archie Morningstar is introduced to his family's business of being space taxi drivers. Archie learns that he had talent for being a navigator. This is sort of like Men In Black. This first adventure has the Morningstars and Pocket the cat (secret agent) saving the world. It is a whirlwind adventure with a bit of science and humor thrown in. It would be a good read.

  • Laura
    2018-09-20 23:31

    I read this to my kindergarten son and we both loved it. It’s funny (not slapstick) and has great descriptive language. it has a few pictures scattered throughout. We’re just transitioning away from picture books and my son said at one point he wished there were more pictures but that he could see what was happening really good in his head. It’s a sweet story, is set in outer space, has some suspense with enough humor to never be scary and alien cat- everything a kid needs to love a book!

  • Kaia
    2018-09-27 17:19

    My son enthusiastically read this early chapter book out loud to me. He has been ready for chapter books for while, but it has been hard to find ones he wants to read, so I am excited that there are more books in this series. What child wouldn't want to be the co-pilot for his/her dad's space taxi? Cute story that is high interest for kids who would enjoy being in a space taxi, and there are at least one or two illustrations per chapter.

  • Jessica
    2018-10-03 00:31

    An elementary level chapter book filled with a dad's secret "taxi man" job and an out of this world adventure with plenty of twists and turns. What I liked most about this book is the main character is supposed to be an 8 year old and the "voice" in which the story is told rings true. Girls and boys alike will hop in the taxi with Archie and enjoy the ride!

  • Nancy
    2018-09-25 22:26

    Great premise -- son is father's co-pilot on an interstellar taxi -- written well. The right amount of suspense and surprise for young readers. Perfect for my second graders.

  • Jenny
    2018-10-01 17:37

    Cute early chapter book. Silly and space-y. Will probably order the series for my library.

  • Tyler Weidman
    2018-10-08 20:34

    Archie's dad is a taxi driver. But not just any taxi driver, he's a SPACE taxi driver! Archie learns this one day when his dad wakes him up on midnight to take him along to "Take you kid to work day". Archie reads the map and copilot's his dad from planet to planet to pick up Aliens. During what Archie thought was going to be an ordinary taxi shift, he ends up helping a police cat arrest an alien criminal! After the shift is over, the cat agrees to go back to Earth with Archie and help him to defeat the criminal organization, BURP.Questions:Level 1: Who are the main characters and where does this story take place?Level 2: What was the problems Archie and his dad had to face on their journey, and how did they face tgem?Level 3: How would YOU solve the problem when a member of the Alien Criminal organization BURP was in the taxi with Archie, his dad and Pockets?Level 4: What is the relationship between Archie and his dad? What about Archie and Pockets?Level 5: How did Archie feel about his dad being a space taxi driver? How did he change from the beginning of the story to the end?Level 6: Write and illustrate a sequel to the story where Archie and Pockets go back in the space taci with his dad. What things do they see this time? What challenges do they face?How did Archie feel about his dad being a space taxi driver? How did he change from the beginning of the story to the end?

  • Diane
    2018-09-29 01:30

    "This has got to be the BEST Take Your Kid to Work Day in the history of the universe."Archie Morningstar has been waiting 8 years, 8 months and 8 days for this. He finally gets to go with his dad on his job. And even though he has to get up at midnight (Dad works the night shift as a taxi driver), Archie couldn't be more awake and ready to go. "I'm itching to explore." And with his metal tube in hand, he gets in the car with dad. Grandpa always told him that he'd "need (the tube) one day and I'd know when that day arrived." And so off Archie and his father go. They must stop at the depot to get their first pick up assignment for the night and Archie sees some strange things. "Life after midnight is weird." Then, when Archie sees the address of the first assignment, things get a little weirder. Delta Three, South Quadrant, Cygnus Galaxy? Where in the world is that? That's when Archie finds out that Dad is no ordinary taxi driver ("Dad, are those wings?") and this is a test to see if Archie can handle being a co-pilot. Can he navigate the stars and find the right wormhole that will take them to Delta Three? And that's when the real adventure begins.A fun fantasy for emerging readers.

  • Lindsay Johnson
    2018-09-18 21:30

    Space Taxi: Archie Takes Flight by Wendy Maas and Michael Brawer is about a boy who gets to go to work with his dad, who is a taxi driver. Archie soon discovers that his dad is no ordinary taxi driver, but a space taxi driver who travels to distant galaxies and planets. Archie also discovers that he has a special talent: a space map reader, just like his grandpa who has retired to a planet with three suns. Archie and his dad begin their first mission of the night and picks up Mr. Fitch. While they are at the first planet, Archie meets a space cat, who hides in the trunk of the car while they take Mr. Fitch to a different planet. The cat turns out to be a member of the Intergalactic Security Force and his mission was to capture Mr. Fitch, a criminal. Archie and his dad then take Mr. Fitch and the cat, who Archie named Pockets, to the ISFF headquarters. Archie and his dad are then asked to be honorary deputies of the ISF to help take down more criminals and create a peaceful universe. This book would be a great resource to get students thinking about creative writing. We could read the book together as a class, and then each student could begin writing their own creative writing piece, using their imagination to come up with a new topic. This book has a reading level of 4.0.

  • Samantha
    2018-10-14 01:37

    On Take Your Child to Work Day Archie learns that his dad doesn't just drive a taxi, but a space taxi! He finds out he has the magical abilities required of a co-pilot and helps navigate him and his father to a faraway galaxy where the duo becomes a part of a plot to catch a thief. Along the way Archie crosses paths with a talking cat who turns out to be the same age as himself, 8, whom he affectionately refers to as Pockets. This first book in the series is off to a great start and blends facts about space into the storyline. Following the conclusion are brief explanations of some of the concepts covered in text. Overall, the story has a Harry Potter-like but sci-fi vibe in that Archie discovers all of these wonderful secrets and abilities on his 8th year 8th month and 8th day of age and his life is forever changed in magical ways.Recommended for grades 3-5, especially as a read aloud.

  • Caryn Caldwell
    2018-09-29 21:21

    At midnight on the day Archie turns eight years, eight months, and eight days old, he finally gets to see what his dad does for a living. But it turns out his father doesn't just do the night shift in a taxi. He's an intergalactic taxi driver, using wormholes to deposit aliens from one planet onto another. Archie knew his dad had a cool job; he just had no idea how cool it actually was.This is a humorous chapter book that incorporates a little science into the adventure. While it seemed like there were just a few too many coincidences and pat answers to help me fully suspend disbelief, I can see how many children could be caught up in the tale, and ready to follow Archie on not just this adventure, but subsequent ones. More illustrations might have been handy for helping children imagine some of the creative situations Archie encountered.

  • Jeff Harris
    2018-09-19 18:27

    This is the first in a new series of books that definitely has a unique concept, as Archie Morningstar gets to head out for one night with his dad on a "Take Your Child to Work" excursion, and discovers that he definitely isn't your typical, run-of-the-mill taxi driver! The two head out on a fun outer space adventurer, picking up a passenger on an alien planet, meeting a cat who turns out to be more than just a friendly, furry feline, and uncovering a crime in progress! I think that this book will be one of the favorites among this year's GKCRead nominees due to its humor, ease of readability, and quirky illustrations.

  • Munro's Kids
    2018-10-08 18:17

    This was a great little primary book! I really enjoyed the wacky premise and fun adventure. Archie goes to work with his taxi-driving dad, only to discover that the beat-up taxi is a space ship that delivers aliens to and from distant planets. Archie turns out to be a natural navigator - getting them through wormholes and onto planets just in time. And then there's the intergalactic conspiracy and white spy-cat. Fun and well written, I'm looking forward to recommending this one! I wish the art was a little less simple and more engaging... but the story is great!-Kirsten

  • Debra
    2018-10-05 17:14

    A new chapter book series that I think young readers will really enjoy! When Archie goes to work with his dad one night he finds out that his dad isn't an ordinary taxi-driver - he drives a Space Taxi. Archie learns how to be his dad's co-pilot and is soon involved in helping solve some intergalactic crime. The book is a little bit sci-fi and a little bit mystery. I received my ARC from a parent who went to NCTE.

  • Dean Lombardo
    2018-09-18 19:27

    Funny story about an eight-year-old boy who learns his father is not just a taxi driver, but a space-taxi driver. While I had a technical thought about each planet along the space route having its own local taxi service for pickups, the story quickly consumed me and had me laughing about hilarious space cats. I recommend this book for young readers and parents reading to their kids. A delightful novel for young imaginations and families encouraging young ones to read.

  • Martha
    2018-10-06 01:26

    This wacky science fiction tale about Archie and his taxi driver father is full of surprises and loads of fun. The black and white illustrations are drawn in a cartoonlike bold humorous style, breaking up the text for easier reading. Kids will enjoy the science facts entwined in the story, and in the back of the book there are short passages on gravity, wormholes, and exoplanets. This title is a winner that readers will be delighted to devour, as they wait eagerly for the sequels.

  • Karen Arendt
    2018-10-10 19:12

    Hang onto your hats! Archie is going to work with his dad on Take Your Kid to Work Day. Only Archie's dad isn't an ordinary taxi driver, he is an intergalactic taxi driver. Archie learns that he can read intergalactic maps as dad's co-pilot. And, there is criminal activity afoot.- someone wants to destroy the galaxy. A fun read that will appeal to those that like aliens.

  • Mary
    2018-09-21 00:16

    What kid wouldn't want to go to work with their dad to discover he's not a taxi driver, he's a SPACE taxi driver and you have inherited the ability to read space maps. Easy to read so good for kids that might be struggling with reading. And, of course, Wendy Mass gets those space concepts included in a way that makes them crucial to the plot and therefore more easy to understand and remember.

  • Ms.Gaye
    2018-09-26 20:28

    It's Take Your Kid to Work Day and Archie has been waiting eight years, eight months, and eight days for his dad to take him for a ride in his taxi. It's the biggest surprise of his life when they zoom into outer space! This story is exciting and humorous. With occasional illustrations and 100 pages of text, it's just right for early chapter book readers.

  • Brenda Kahn
    2018-10-12 21:23

    Wendy Mass turns her sci/fi mojo to a younger set creating a beginning to a new series in which 8 year old Archie Morningstar discovers that his father's taxi cab is actually a space taxi and he is destined to become a co-pilot. Humorous, with quick-moving action and plenty of spot art, this should have broad appeal.

  • Laura
    2018-10-06 17:40

    Been scrounging the library shelves for some good titles to add to my 2nd grade classroom and this one leapt out. I like Elise Gravel's illustration on the cover, sort of comic bookish and inviting. The story is engaging with a few surprises and the chapter length is totally manageable. I'll definitely add this series to our library.

  • Marcie
    2018-09-23 20:29

    I was just lookijg for a beginning reader series and this is it! Kids will love the science fiction aspect and even though it's predictable, I like how Archie doesn't see what all tge readers will. It seems to me a stroke of genius to have the chapters get longer in an attempt to build stamina for tge readers. I should probably read more of this level book to see if that s common practice.

  • Chris
    2018-10-17 22:13

    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!

  • Andy
    2018-09-16 23:37

    Fun early chapter book about a boy named Archie who goes with his dad - a taxi driver - on his rounds one night. Archie learns that his dad is more than just a taxi driver and also learns... Well, you should read the book. Looks to be a promising series of chapter books for kids.

  • Andrea
    2018-10-07 18:23

    Cute story about a boy who finds out that his dad drives taxis through space! He gets mixed up in a space adventure and gets to be his dad's official sidekick. Clearly the start of a series. I think kids will like the space theme and the descriptions of the different planets.

  • Caroline Minic
    2018-09-23 17:22

    I enjoyed reading that book for children.It was refreshing and funny. I spent a happy time with Artie and his dad in the galaxy and I would certainly enjoy reading the second book too.I love that this book is a fun learning environment by explaining "space" to children.