Elizabeth Upton first told the story of Maxi the Little Taxi to her son when he was three years old. She has a teaching degree from Teachers College at Columbia University, and her poetry has been included in several collections edited by Lee Bennett Hopkins. She currently works as a writer and a teacher in New York City, where she lives with her two children.
Teachers said, “We were delighted to have the wonderfully talented Elizabeth Upton come and visit our students. She gave us a sneak preview of her delightfully witty and rhythmic book. Our class of kindergarten students was riveted with both the story and the illustrations.“
Students said, “We loved the whole story. We really liked how the illustrator added a lot of details to his pictures. We thought they were really ‘wow.’”
With fifteen years of teaching experience with both adults and children, Elizabeth Upton is a skilled teacher and presenter. She lives in New York City. Her website is ElizabethUptonauthor.com.