Book: Time Taxi - Book 1 - Back To Your Beginning by Bruce Boycecategories: Book, Kids' Fiction, Evolution Picture Books, Human Evolution, Dog Evolution, Time Travel, Time Travel Kids, Dinosaurs, Dinosaur Pictures, Science for Kids, Science Fiction, Illustrated Kids Books, Children's Fiction
Bruce Boyceabout this book: How did I get here?
Even kids know they weren't flown in by a stork. But how to tell the wonderful story of human evolution in a way that entertains pre-teens?
I was visiting a remote area of South Africa but thinking of the honking streets of New York when the idea hit me. Easy, take twins on a time tour in a taxi driven by a shape-shifting, joke-cracking, know-all cybot from the distant future!
Jack, Jill, Numan and the Time Taxi were born.
The eureka moment was the easy one. I'd written a mainstream book on the evolution of human behavior but my knowledge of the vast gulf of time that came before caveboys and cavegirls was sketchy. So when I got back to California where and the bandwidth was better I hit the digital highway.
For a book short on text the road to Time Taxi was surprisingly long and full of switchbacks and backtracks. But eventually it was done and awash with full color drawings by my very talented illustrator Dan Demirdjian.
It's been an enthralling journey and I hope I've made a small contribution to the snarling pack of wild theories that populate evolutionland: that it's possible dog tamed man rather than the other way round. As the faithful servant of five of these fantastic creatures, I speak from personal experience.
The first book in the series ends 250,000 years ago. I fancy riding in Time Taxi as it continues its journey through recorded history all the way to the remote future. How about you?
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