The Taxi Navigator by Richard Mosher

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Enjoying times spent with his Hoboken taxi driver uncle, Kid Kyle becomes the cab's navigator despite his Wall Street parents' disapproval and befriends three quirky downtown witches, with whom he forges an unconventional family.

About Richard Mosher

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Richard Mosher lives in St. Paul, Minnestota. He is the author of one previous novel for young people, The Taxi Navigator, published by Putnam. This is his first book for Clarion.
Published October 15, 1996 by Philomel. 167 pages
Genres: Children's Books. Fiction

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The grown-ups are so vividly drawn that Kyle is pale and ordinary in comparison, and the plot takes a violent swerve at the end, planting Hank, Lydia, Ruby, and Kyle on a ship to Morocco, as Kyle's mother stays behind to care for their apartments.

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While some of the story careens down scary roads (Kid's dad is a drunk who hits his wife and says he's ""sick of that kid"") or roars off improbable cliffs (in the end, Kid and the others hop a ship to Morocco), the central message, about the power of love to get people through hard times, is win...

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